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Join us on an adventurous exploration to uncover some of the special berries that are distinctively Nordic


The peaceful taiga or the Arctic tundra, just saying the words gives you an instant imagination of a breathtaking, yet rough and inaccessible part of the world. Most of us will never get there. And even if we do so, artic raspberries are scarce and hard to find. Should you have luck, you better enjoy it right away – this jewel of the North.

The rest of us are left with imagination – until now. Einar Willumsen brings you the taste of the Arctic region, so we all can experience these rare and exclusive flavours.

Tundra Cowberry


A sweet and tart berry with a cold climate origin


In the Arctic tundra, vegetation is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. Only the most robust and willful plant life persists through the frost year after year. The cowberry, or lingonberry, is one of these special plants. Its bright red berries and evergreen leaves are content in their quiet beauty and wait patiently to be plucked from the wild with delicate fingers. Refreshingly tart with a hint of sweetness and even a subtler touch of sour, the tundra cowberry has inspired a delicious range of Scandinavian delicacies for generations. Today it is a culinary quest in countless professional kitchens as modern chefs aspire to pair its unique flavour with everything from lavender and liquorice to chocolate and a well-prepared steak.

Access the inaccessible and luxuriate in that exclusive northern intensity.

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Golden. Soft. Juicy.


Sarek National Park is in the Jokkmokk Municipality of Lapland province in the northernmost part of Sweden. The area is dominated by majestic mountains, deep winding valleys and over 100 glaciers. Because most of the area is above the tree line, there is very little vegetation.

The cloudberry is a tiny fruit with a special character. It scatters white flowers over the arctic marshes, painting a mysterious mist just above the ground. If the flower defies the frost, a golden berry with an eccentric and mysterious aroma emerges to reflect the harsh climate and growing conditions.

Cloudberries ripen to a golden yellow colour. They are soft and juicy with a distinctive tart taste. Indigenous to northern mountainous regions, they are temptingly exclusive and are sought after among culinary circles around the world.

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Sarek Cloudberry
Taiga Blueberry

Taiga bilberry

Aromatic and seductive


The taiga is a region between the tundra and the temperate forest, from about 50°N to 70°N. The Nordic taiga is a peaceful area where time is limitless. In this environment, the blueberries, or rather the bilberries, indulge in the perfect balance between climate, soil conditions, clean air and time. This is how they acquire their exclusively dark blue skin and blood-red heart.

The sweet, friendly aroma of these bilberries seduces you to the forest floor of the taiga, where you feel cosily tucked under its soft shadows and protective canopy. Thankfully – as most of us will never make it there in body to taste these precious berries for ourselves Einar Willumsen has developed this unique flavour so you can.

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Arctic raspberry

An elusive jewel


The Arctic raspberry is often called the jewel of the north. In its most authentic form, it grows north of the Arctic polar circle – it requires around-the-clock sunlight to develop its dark red colour, its powerful aroma and its delicate sweet-tart balance.

The Arctic raspberry is an elusive jewel, found only by luck in the Arctic grassland. For those of us without the time or means to go searching across Northern landscapes for this rare, wild berry experience, Einar Willumsen is here to allow you to experience this taste.

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Arctic Raspberry