Berries and Mushroom

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In Finland we have this amazing thing called Everyman’s rights. It gives everyone right to enjoy the wonderful things nature is now full of. Berry season is in its full bloom and the forests provide tussocks of blueberries to indulge, swamps cloudberries. Strawberry season was a bit earlier, lingonberries and cranberries are almost ripe. And after the few heavy rains we’ve got now even mushrooms popping up. My utmost favourite is chanterelle, which one is yours?

It is totally wonderful that everyone can enjoy the Finnish beautiful, fresh and clean nature. As our environmental administration writes:

Public access rights, or so-called everyman’s rights, refer to the right of everyone in Finland to enjoy outdoor pursuits regardless of who owns or occupies an area. You do not need the landowner’s permission, and there is no charge. However, you must not damage the environment or disturb others while exercising public access rights.

The large areas of forests and fells and sparse population in Finland provide an excellent setting for exercising public access rights.

In a nutshell, do’s and don’ts listed:

You may

  • walk, ski or cycle in areas outside private gardens and land that is in a specific use (for example cultivated fields and plantations)
  • stay for a short period in any area where access is otherwise allowed (for example put up a tent, but not too close to people’s homes)
  • pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers
  • fish with a rod and line, and through a hole in the ice in wintertime
  • walk on the ice or boat.

You may not

  • disturb other people or damage the environment
  • disturb nesting birds or game
  • cut down or damage trees
  • collect moss, lichen, soil or wood
  • disturb the privacy of homes
  • litter
  • drive a motor vehicle off the road without the landowner’s permission
  • fish and hunt without the appropriate permits.

But the best part is that you don’t have to go any further than Lillan garden for berry delight if you don’t feel like it. There grows strawberries, rhubarb, blackcurrants, raspberries, cherries, wild plums and apples. And they are all available for Lillaneers as they ripe ❤

Today had my little assistant with me welcoming guests. As we waited, she hunted for the raspberry bush treasures.

Worth picking and eating, those raspberries, yummy!
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More than just a light bulb in the fridge

All set for your arrival!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the grocery shopping done for you and food waiting your arrival at the fridge?

In Lillan you can ❤


Here, breakfast set as asked. (In the cupboard coffee, tea, salt etc.)

Just inform me what you want to have ready and I’ll get them for you. Ask more about this service!
Expences: 20€/service plus the food included.

Where to eat?

At Dalsbruk, Kimitoön and Archipelago there are lots of places to eat full meal or to have a snack, salty or sweet. Very close to Lillan and then a bit further. There are few more than listed here but these mentioned below I’ve tested myself and can warmly recommend. Would also love to hear your comments and feedback of them – how did they serve you and your loved ones?

All links go to their Facebook -pages, where you can find more info.

 

Less than 500 meters from Lillan

Cafées
Holmbergs Fisk & Café
Ruukin sauna

Pubs
Skippers

Restaurants
Strandhotellet
Portside

Less than 10 kilometers from Lillan

Café Vivan at Söderlångvik mansion

More than 10 kilometers but still definitely worth a visit

Örö

Bengtskär

Farmors Café

Krogen Eugenia

Rosala Viking Centre

Kasnäs Paviljong

Café Adèle

Bon appétit! If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to ask.

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What are YOU interested in?

Hi there, sweet Lillaneer or want-to-be-one. As always, I want to make my best to ensure your stay in Lillan as wonderful as possible. Lillan is quite booked already for this summer (WINK: winter and spring are still mostly available!) and many of guests are inquiring about things to do. Some have specific to-do’s already in mind, other are just planning and eager to find out, what’s out there.

I’m collecting different activities, things to do and see, places worth visiting etc for their own sheet on Lillan home page to help you all plan THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER. And I need your help. What are you keen on doing on your holiday? What interests you most? What will make your heart pound (in a good way) so that you just can’t wait your vacation to begin?

Answer the short questionnaire below. If you want to leave your email, you’ll be participating in a lottery of TWO NIGHTS FREE STAY at Lillan! (Due 30th of April). Thank you already beforehand! ❤

Delicacies in Lillan!

I was given an honor to provide Lillan’s next guests with breakfast and other snack goods for the days they will be visiting. Eager to present all the delicacies we have and make on this island I contacted local producers with my task. And look what a lovely set I could collect! Not much needed to buy from local markets in addition.

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I’ll have this from now on as a fixed service for Lillaneers, more info of providers and their products on its own page. Please contact me at least a week beforehand if you want to have Lillan fridge full of some of these goods when you come!

Midsummer at Lillan

I got a message from the Midsummer Lillaneers. Feedback and pictures for free use😊

“Heippa, kirjoitin vielä kiitokset Lillanin seinälle, mutta näköjään kuvien liittäminen ei onnistunut. Tässä muutama, saa käyttää vapaasti jos haluat 😊 Ihastuimme kovasti Lillaniin ja suosittelemme sitä varmasti kaikille!”

Thank you and welcome again❤️