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Frozen Jägala Waterfall and Picnic Tour

  • Visit the highest natural waterfall of Estonia in winter time.
  • Admire the gleaming ice wall and sparkling icicles.
  • Explore a unique limestone cliff with fossils.  
  • Enjoy a cosy winter picnic with traditional Estonian snacks, local schnapps, and hot tea.
  • Have a great chat with your local tour guide.

The lovely Jägala waterfall is only 30 minutes away from Tallinn. Visiting the spectacular waterfall in wintertime (December-March) is a truly amazing experience. Often in winter, the temperatures drop to freezing and the waterfall turns into a gleaming ice wall. During this time the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia offers breathtaking views with its large icicles. Sometimes it’s even possible to walk behind a wall of ice. After enjoying one of the 8 most photographed places in Estonia, we have a cosy winter picnic with homemade pies. Tasting local Estonian schnapps and hot tea will keep you warm. The tour takes no more than two hours, so you have plenty of time to do some sightseeing in Tallinn for the rest of the day. Read also about custom-made winter tours in Tallinn, Estonia.

Please keep in mind that in warm temperatures the waterfall is not frozen! But is is still a very beautiful site to visit all year around.

PRICE INCLUDES: personal pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Tallinn, guide service, transport, picnic with traditional Estonian tastes, local schnapps, and hot tea.

PICK-UP PLACE AND TIME: hotel, Tallinn Tourist Info Centre.



Admire the natural beauty of the frozen Jägala waterfall

Jägala waterfall is the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia. It’s only 30 minute drive away from Tallinn city center. Therefore, it’s also one of the most popular attractions for the locals. The waterfall looks majestic in every season, however in winter time it offers a truly spectacular view. The gleaming ice wall and sparkling icicles will make you feel like you’re in a beautiful winter wonderland and the Snow Queen Elsa should be popping out from somewhere anytime. We will also see a mystical limestone cliff and search for millions of years old fossils.

Enjoy a cosy winter picnic

After taking tons of photos of the waterfall we will have a picnic. To keep warm we’ll taste local Estonian schnapps and drink hot tea and try some traditional Estonian flavors. The whole tour takes no more than two hours, so you have plenty of time to do some sightseeing in Tallinn after the tour for the rest of the day.

Optional tips to enhance your experience:

  • if the waterfall is frozen, walk behind the ice-curtain;
  • spend more time in nature and order an extra fishing-experience;
  • take a day trip to Lahemaa to see even more of the Estonia’s unspoilt nature;
  • make snow angels.

Frozen Jägala Waterfall and Picnic Tour

For families with children we usually offer discounted price. Please ask more information.

Number of participants: Price per person:
2-7 74 euros
8 and more on request

Tour Reviews

17. Apr 2024

We were picked up directly at the hotel. Another couple was with us on our tour. It took about 20 minutes to drive to the waterfall. On the way some of the things we passed were explained to us and also something about Estonian culture. We were there in mid-March, unfortunately the waterfall itself was no longer frozen, but there was still snow. It was probably still completely frozen until mid-February. It was still beautiful!
The picnic was small but nice. We hadn’t had breakfast and were full afterwards.
On the way back we took a slightly longer route past the television tower and something was explained to us again. There is a deduction for the price-performance ratio. For two hours and a few snacks, it’s a great price.

28. Feb 2024

A fantastic personalised tour as we were the only 2 booked on for this day! The tour guide drove us in her car and pointed out lots of historical sights on route…once arriving at the waterfall she was happy to take photos of us for us and supplied a very local and handmade lunch of traditional Estonian food laid out with care on a cloth covered log..along with a taste of Tallinn’s traditional Vana drink. The only thing missing was a lovely log fire 😂it was definitely an experience we’ll remember and take a lot of Estonian history back with us Thank you 😊

29. Jan 2024

Bellissimo posto, d’inverno ancora di più. La guida è stata simpaticissima e il pic nic con
cibi tipici preparati da lei è stato fantastico. Consigliatissimo!

25. Jan 2024

Absolutely fantastic. Great views, great guide, great picnic, great tour. Do it.
I cannot recommend this highly enough.

We got loads of local history from her on the journey to the waterfall which took 25-30mins, pointing out landmarks and giving us local insight that we would never have got going on our own.

Once there we had loads of photo opportunities and got to walk across the frozen lake and behind the waterfall. It was absolutely stunning, so beautiful. It was just starting to thaw so we probably got there on the last day of it being properly frozen (21st Jan). Whilst we were exploring our host set up a picnic in the snow with all sorts of traditional local snacks which were all really tasty and explained the history of them. So many little stories and facts. We even talked about how languages evolved in surrounding countries! Not to mention we got our first taste of Vana Tallinn (yum) and some home made tea which was also delicious.

It wasn’t the cheapest trip at around £70 each but we got so much more from it than we would have done just getting a taxi or hiring a car and would have spent almost as much.

My only regret is that we didn’t take any cash with us so we weren’t able to give a tip which we absolutely felt she earned. Hopefully this review will act in lieu of that and more people will book on the trip! 100% worthwhile.

4. Dec 2023

I have to say your trip this morning was magical. The waterfall and picnic exceeded my expectations.

6. Mar 2023

Our guide was very gentle and nice!
The sight seeing was wonderful!
But you can’t walk behind the water falls as described in the information of the tour.

27. Feb 2023

Keidi was wonderful. Very friendly and told us a lot about the history of Estonia. I loved her little stories.
Initially I was in doubt as the temperature were a bit low. But I was bit disappointed. It was just great. I couldn’t have enough of it. Also the picnic was lovely in great company. The boys loved it, playing around the waterfall and hiding in the forest. Thanks

10. Feb 2023

We booked a visit to Jagala Waterfall in January 2023 through Prangli Travel. The weather had been fairly mild for Estonia for the few days prior to our visit so the waterfall was only partly frozen. However as the waterfall was flowing the different colour shades of water in the waterfall was mesmerising. Food was also provided which was very nice and plentiful. Nele our tour guide was very informative about the local area and the city of Tallinn. The waterfall is certainly worth a visit as a stand alone tour or as part of a multiple attraction day trip.

12. Jan 2023

This was a lovely morning out of Tallinn to the waterfall. Also the picnic provided was lovely and it was nice to try some traditional Estonian food (the vodka was an added surprise).
Our guide was very friendly and told us lots about Tallinn.

9. Jan 2023

This was a really fun day out and Keidi our guide was very funny and full of interesting stories about Estonia and its people.

16. Dec 2022

We would like to thank you so much for this afternoon. Katie was a fabulous guide and driver. We shall recommend your tours to anyone we know heading here.
Thank you again and have a lovely Christmas. 

7. Mar 2022

What a fun time at the beautiful Jägala Waterfall!
I was on a solo tour with Nele, who perfectly organised the trip
and made my picnic in the snow with amazing view memorable.

1. Mar 2022

Great adventure just outside the city!
Our tour guide was amazing! What a wonderful little
escape just outside the city. Thank you for that experience.

9. Feb 2022

Excursion très sympa à seulement une demi heure de Tallinn. La cascade est vraiment spectaculaire en hiver, et pas trop fréquentée.
Un gros dépaysement, ce paysage enneigé féerique, les stalactites de la cascade, le silence avec seulement le bruit de l’eau…Magnifique.
Notre guide a amené un petit pique-nique et tout le nécessaire pour passer un moment très original au bord de la cascade. Cette excursion est à faire sans hésiter.

21. Jan 2022

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time at our Jägala Waterfall picnic tour with our guide today.
We enjoyed our conversations with him as much as we enjoyed seeing the frozen waterfall.
He was so knowledgeable and informative, and answered all of our questions too!
Thank you for the tour and we look forward to seeing more of this beautiful city.

7. Jan 2022

This morning we touched one of the wonderful and powerful part of Estonian Nature
and tasted your delicious food.Thanks a lot!
Maybe we’ll come back to here on summer season. Surely we can share in Italy your ospitality
and that it’s possible to visit Estonia even now.
Have a successful New Year.

1. Mar 2020

Frozen waterfall picnic
Our tour was excellent, there had been a lot of rain and snow melt so waterfall was more powerful and not fully frozen so we could not climb behind. But it was still really enjoyable. The drive is only around 25-30 minutes out of Tallinn so we got there quickly and easily. The picnic was interesting with a full story about the food and the history of Estonian cuisine. The schnapps helped warm you up in the snow as did the freshly brewed tea. The honey cake is delicious I would definitely order this again! Our guide was so lovely, friendly and passionate about nature and history. She kept us entertained through out. Really recommend this tour as something different to do.

15. Feb 2019

Very great tours from Tallinn!
We have done two fantastic tours with Prangli Travel. 1st was Ice-fishing.
2nd was Jagala waterfall tour with Nele. The falls were partially frozen, it was very impressive. And what a nice idea to make a picnic on the banks of the river!
Nele was very friendly and gave us very informative comments on Tallinn and its area during our travel to the falls.
Many thanks to you all, and also to Annika, who was very responsive to our requests!

14. Feb 2019

We just wanted to say thank you to your team for our tour. It was great and beyond our expectations. We had a great tour to the waterfall with plenty of nice information. The waterfall itself was so nice to see and the food we got was delicious.

12. Feb 2019

The Jägala Frozen Waterfall is a must-visit for any tourist, a short drive out of the city with a knowledgeable guide. The sight of the frozen falling water is truly magical and an essential selfie spot. The location is a favourite haunt of fossil hunters who scour the limestone cliff beside the falls. As part of your tour you can enjoy a romantic picnic at the waterfall – try local traditional foods such as homemade mushroom pies, rhubarb cake, tea and schnapps.

27. Jan 2019

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you, Berit, Eve, Allan and the family at the sauna for their friendliness and professionalism on Saturday, it was a truly, truly memorable day and my team have definitely fallen in love with Estonia!

30. Mar 2018

Frozen Jagala waterfall
I was extremely satisfied with Prangli travel. The guide is very curteous and helpful. She offered excellent advice and everything was taken care of down to the smallest detail. I have no hesitation in recommending Prangli Travel to my friends. Thank you!

13. Mar 2018

Jagala Frozen Waterfall Tour
On a recent trip to Tallinn we booked the Frozen Waterfall tour. It was magical. Kristiina took great care of us during the whole trip and ensured that we saw the best of the area.
But what really made the trip was Kristiina herself. She set up a picnic afterwards and we sat around a table in the snow in the middle of woods and drank local schnapps, ate pickled cucumbers that her mother had pickled and cakes that Kristiina had personally chosen for us. Nothing was rushed. I truly felt like I was in the middle of a fairytale.
Nothing was too much trouble. I can highly recommend this tour.
Thank you Kristiina for a fabulous day!

1. Mar 2018

Prangli Travel made our Tallinn trip into something special
We booked two tours with Prangli Travel: the Frozen Waterfall and Husky Sledding tour. Me and my friend were there with our almost three year old daughters absolutely delighted with both tours. Even before the start of our journey Kristiina answered all our questions by e-mail immediately and was very accommodating. Kristiina was very patient with our kids. The picnic was in the magical snowy forest. We had typical home-made Estonian dishes served, home-made cakes, tea and delicious Estonian liquor. We were thrilled. The same can be said about the Husky Sledding tour – many thanks again to Triin. We can recommend both tours. Thank you for everything!

28. Feb 2018

Perfect tours in Tallin
We booked the frozen waterfall tour and the husky park tour with Prangli Travel. Booking and communication went without any problems. We got event picked up at our AirBnB. The girls were super sweet and very communicative in perfect English so we learned a lot. We also got surprised with a winter picnic which we didn’t expect to be this lovely! Thanks again for making our stay in Tallin this wonderful!

15. Feb 2018

Frozen Waterfall and Picnic
Booked this two hour tour to attend with my mother in law and aunt and we were all very impressed.

Booking was easy and they were happy to respond to my queries to ensure my aunt would be ok as she walks with the aid of a walking stick. Service through email was very friendly and easy to book tour.
Able to decide the time to start we went with 11am, great time. Miss all the peak hour traffic out to the falls and then we pretty much had the waterfall to ourselves.

Parking is close by to the top and my aunt was easily able to navigate to get a view from the top. I opted to go down and view from the bottom. Each viewing spot was spectacular, due to ‘warmer’ weather it wasn’t completely frozen over but the partially frozen and flowing water creates a great effect.

Kristiina our guide was very friendly and informative. The picnic provided was fantastic including a table and chairs, schnapps and hot tea. Was lovely to enjoy the meal whilst admiring the falls.
A great morning out and highly recommend!

12. Feb 2018

Fantastic birthday outing!
I can’t rate our morning out with Prangli Travel highly enough. 🙂

I was very lucky to be taken to Tallin for my birthday by my lovely boyfriend in search of snow, and wow, did we find it! We were collected from our hotel by the wonderful Kristiina and taken to a nearby frozen waterfall for a walk, followed by the most wonderful home-made picnic of traditional Estonian delicacies, plus schnapps and hot herbal tea.

The trip was just the right amount of time given the biting cold, and it has been the highlight of my year so far.

Kristiina’s local knowledge and pride for her beautiful country shone through; if you are in Tallinn then definitely book a tour with Prangli Travel, you will come away shiny with happiness.

5. Feb 2018

We really enjoyed the waterfall and the freezing cold picnic, a novelty for sure!
Kristiina was a great guide and you both, Annika and Kristiina, provided 2 very amazing trips.
I look forward to visiting Estonia again.

2. Feb 2018

Best time!
We had the best time with Triin at the waterfall and picnic. She is a wonderful ambassador for your company and for Estonia. It was an absolutely delightful tour. Our kind thanks to whom ever made/arranged the delicious food for the picnic – it was such a pleasant surprise to discover and enjoy some home cooking.

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