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Good Outlook for Berry Season in Iceland

Wild berries are aplenty in Iceland and in some places they have already ripened, according to berry enthusiast Þorvaldur Pálmason, who helps run the website berjavinir.com. Contributors report on their findings around the country.

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Blueberries. Photo by ESA.

“There is outlook for a very good harvest in South and West Iceland, the West Fjords and Strandir [the eastern West Fjords]. There is also good news of certain areas in the north and east,” Þorvaldur told Morgunblaðið.

He recommends the second annual Blueberry Days in Súðavík, the West Fjords, August 24-26. “The program is interesting and it will be fun to visit Súðavík. There are berries both on the slope above town and all around the Djúp area.”

Þorvaldur said it is possible to start hand-picking berries but warns against using berry-pickers so early in the season because of the berries that haven’t ripened yet.

“There is news of fine blueberries, both upcountry in South Iceland, around the capital, including Kjós, and in West Iceland. Borgarfjörður is packed with berries,” he stated.

“I now know with more certainty than in the spring that this will be a good berry year,” Þorvaldur concluded.

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