Berry Picking Season in Finland!

Posted by | 22nd July 2013 | Finland News

July marks the beginning of the berry picking season in Finland when every year both families and fruit pickers head to the Finnish forests in search for the delicious berries.

After an unusual start of the summer with very high temperatures followed by heavy rain and then yet again hot weather, people are finally ready to taste the famous Finnish berries! Despite the fact that this year’s harvest seems paler than last year’s, every year the Finnish forests produce at least 450 million kilos of berries which is then exported or sent to Scandinavian jam companies for the production of world renowned jams, marmalade and fruit juices.

Finland is the world leader in the development of health-enhancing foods and is home to rare berries which are often classified as “superfoods�: lingonberry, blueberry, cloudberry, crowberry, cranberry and rowanberry. Finnish berries are generally smaller but are packed full with vitamins, sweet flavours and flavonoids which are all essential for the human body.

But the berry picking season is also a major contributor to Finland’s economy. Not only is it highly popular among families to head to the forests with their baskets and spend a lovely day out with their children, but in recent years it has become a sustainable business, creating jobs for thousands of fruit pickers and resulting in millions of Euros profit for the country.

Every summer, thousands of fruit pickers come to Finland to pick and sell these berries. It is estimated that around 2,500 foreign workers are expected in Finland during this season with the majority of them usually arriving from as far as Thailand. Fruit pickers from other European countries such as Belarus, Ukraine and Italy are also expected.

And because no specific skills are required for a fruit picking job apart from comfortable shoes, everyone is welcome to start their berry picking adventure in Finland!

If you are interested in Finnish fruit picking season, apply today for our available fruit picking jobs:

Fruit picker jobs

Strawberry and berry picker jobs

And here are a few tips for picking berries in Finland:


  • Pick only ripe fruits
  • Place berries in clean plastic containers
  • Respect other pickers and private properties


  • Use plastic bags and don’t pour berries from one container to another
  • Pick fruits too close to private properties or homes
  • Disturb breeding birds
  • Leave litter or make noise

And finally, a few pictures to help you distinguish between the multitude of berries:

Blackberries Loganberry Crowberry Lingonberry Blueberry Cloudberry Cranberry Rowanberry


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  • john

    please i am interested in the fruit picking job.

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  • mae lazau

    I am interested to apply as fruit picker. I am presently a peas picker in denmark and portugal. Maybe you have vacancies. Thank you

  • Himanshu

    I am also intrested In this berry picker job please confirm me The full procedure for applying this job
    Thanks & regards

  • Georgii

    I am interested in work as a fruit picker. Do You still have vacancies?

  • Shamsul Alam

    I would like to supply some workers for berry picking job from South Asia.would you like to hire those fruit pickers.

    • halim

      yes i need 200 workers.i pay in advance
      thx that u like to help me.
      halim from finland
      pls reply to me via email.

  • Zulfiya

    Hello ! 🙂
    I m interested in picking berries) and want to apply as a berries picker this year) I’m a student)
    Please, can u help me to apply, and have u vacancies? Thank u)))

  • Eneh Michael Chukwuma

    I am interested in fruit picking in Finland.i have worked in Barcelona,Spain and in Orleans,France as a fruit picker.I have driving licence and a permanent resident permit from Spain.

  • Mehedi Hasan

    I am interested to apply as fruit picker. I am recently finish my MBA from China and now i am in China. My MBA report based on Bayar Crop Science Ltd.. I have field experience . Maybe you have vacancies. Thank you

  • Andrijana


    I’m very interested in fruit picking in Finland, I’m a student from Croatia and I have field experience. How can I apply?
    Thank you very much!

  • ekome regina

    I am a student in Ukraine from Cameroon,am interested in the fruit picking job

  • Ivan

    I`m very interesting in fruit picking in Finland. I`m from Ukraine. How I can apply?
    Thanks for answer!

  • Max

    Hello! 🙂
    Does anybody know berry picking started? I’m interesting in (blueberries, cranberries, cloudberries).

    Thanks for answer! 🙂

  • iam interested with the job

  • ashraful alom

    I’m interested this job

  • Zhanna Fedoruk

    I would like to have a fruit picking job in summer. Maybe you have vacancies Please confirm me the full procedure for applying this job

    Thanks & regards

  • Arto

    Please let me know Is there still any vacancy available for picking berries job?

  • Frogbakadabrus Kabradus

    looking for such job, you can contact me 🙂

    • Zhanna Fedoruk

      We are group of 8 people from Ukraine . We are serching season work for picking fruits or berries

  • Harvinder Singh

    Hi I am from Singapore and i have experience in New Zealand plucking kiwis. Please do let me know if you have any vacancy for me in your country. My contact number is +65-91716093. Thanks.

  • Jaroslav Kociský

    Hello 🙂 My name is Jaroslav,im 19 years old and im from Slovakia. I have interest about work in Finland (picking fruit ) or something else 🙂 Please when you have something for me contact me on thanks 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Daniel

    Hello, My name is Daniel I’m 19 years old from Israel, I’m speaking fluently russian. Looking for a job in finland as a bery picker. Moreoever I’m open minded to work in other jobs. Please contact me on my mail:,
    Thanks alot!

  • Elizaveta Kuropyatnik

    Hello! My name is Elizabeth, im 25 years old. Im from Ukraine. I speak English good,Russian fluently,Deutsch a little bit. I want go to Finland for season work(picking fruits,berries,vegetebles) in summer 2017. Please contact me on my mail:

  • Frogbakadabrus Kabradus

    hey, my name is Nikola, 28, looking for such job if possible, I’m active and fast with experience, here is my email

  • Prasanth

    I’m Prashanth from India I am interested in a fruit picking job. I’m 25 years old and very healthy. kindly consider me and send me a proposal to my email

  • paul
    waiting for your reply

  • Катерина Ромашук

    hello. My name is Kate. I look for a job for the summer- automn 2017. I have the experience in the picking strowberries and blueberries. Help me to find a job. My e-mail address :

  • Olesya Drobyazko Im 26 y.o., Russia, want to pick berries, enjoy the nature and make some money for another travel

  • Harinder Singh

    Harinder Singh my mail add is, i stay in Delhi and have been working in a Five star Hotel, now unemployed looking for a job i would like to be a berry picker

  • muhammed rafi
    Iam interested in berry picking job in finland please mail me how to apply

  • sasith

    Please let me know Is there still any vacancy available

  • Marjan Trajkovski

    Hello guys i am Marjan from Macedonia also interested for job in Finland i have experience in picking fruits and agriculture if some one have some information to need some workers for Finland summer 2017 please inform me on my email

  • Matti Hankonen

    I will arrange a wild berry and mushroom picking opportunity for foreigners in Finland.
    I want to tell you first very important issue of this work. It is hard work and you need to do long working days to make good money. No quarantee salaries promised to anyone. Always a risk in this business.
    People who are get to used work hard physically for hours in a day and have a lot of guts, can do it. it’s a mental chalange, not for averyone. Typical young western people can’t do this.
    I have done this now since 2006. You may see this on youtube
    Last year hard working Thai rice farmers made with me average 5640€ brutto.
    They spent 2060€ for car rent, accommodation, gasoline and for food all together.
    So, money back home they got average 3580€
    Very long working days and 2.5 month time for picking. They didn’t want to make any day off’s. Only working and sleeping.
    I will make a special wabsite for this a bit later with details.
    Still interested in? You may leave your contact information to