You can pick wild berries anywhere. © Jutta Kuure/YHA-kuvapankki
The everyman's right, what does that mean?
Finland’s concept of 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. The everyman’s right gives everyone the chance to enjoy the freedom of the country’s vast forests, fells, many lakes and rivers, with very few restrictions. You can for example pick wild berries anywhere, as long as you don’t disturb other people or the environment. Read more