The inhabitants of Ólafsfjördur, northeast Iceland, invite tourists to come and pick blueberries and crow berries during Berry Days next weekend. The event is also a cultural festival and organizers promise good concerts.
“People go berry picking a lot this time of year and it just so happens that we have especially fruitful berry areas around here,” Berry Day director Diljá Sigursveinsdóttir told mbl.is. “And the berry harvest is particularly good this year.”
Berry picking is not on the program, though. “The name [Berry Days] was chosen because the festival is celebrated in late summer which is the typical time for berry picking,” Sigursveinsdóttir explained. “And that is what people can do; pick berries between going to concerts and enjoying culture.”
The program includes art exhibitions, dance performances and classical music, played by, among others, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.