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Berry picking season is off to a good start

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  • Crowberries galore. Berry picking season is off to a good start, especially in the northern and eastern regions. Photo/Stefán Karlsson

According to news website Vísir.is the berry picking season is off to a good start. Þorvaldur Pálmason, a student counsellor at the National University and a berry enthusiast, claims the wild berry growth and development is very good this year, especially in the northern and eastern regions.

“There is good berry growth in northern Snæfellsnes peninsula and in the Dalir region. Whortleberries are found in abundance in North and East Iceland,” he says.

The dry weather in South Iceland over the past few days could have bettered berry growing conditions in the southern regions that are rich of delicious crowberries that will burst in your mouth.

Crowberries, blueberries and whortleberries are found all over Iceland – crowberries being the most common. It demands little time and effort to harvest your own wild berries, and the best thing is: They are completely free.

Berry picking is allowed on any uncultivated land. 

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