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Free Guided Mushroom Picking Tour in Reykjavík

The Reykjavík Forestation Association’s annual mushroom picking tour will take place in the outdoor recreational area Heidmörk on Saturday between 11 am and 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate and learn to identify and pick edible mushrooms in the forest.

Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

The tour will be guided by mushroom picking enthusiast Ása Margrét Ásgrímsdóttir, who recently released the book Matsveppir í náttúru Íslands, a guide to edible mushrooms in Icelandic nature, containing instructions on how they should be cleaned and prepared.

The tour begins at the Furulundur grove, which is marked on this map of Heidmörk. In a press release from the Reykjavík Forestation Association, participants are encouraged to show up on time and bring baskets and good knives. No fee is charged.

Click here to watch an audio slideshow about Heidmörk and here to watch an audio slideshow about mushroom picking in Iceland.

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