Bumper Aqpik crop in Norway
Millions of orange cloudberries (aqpiks) are ripening in Norway, and experts say it may be the best cloudberry season in decades.
The berries are considered a delicacy in Norway. Shops in Oslo sell them for as much as $30 a box, but prices may drop this year, given reports of the berries’ abundance.
“I’ve never seen so many cloudberries as I have this year, and I’ve lived here for 45 years,” 70-year old Else Skinnarland, a northern resident, told the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
Some berry lovers have reportedly picked up to 20 kg in just one day.