Year-round
Dates
6-7h
Duration
2+
Min group size
Age 0-3
Free
Age 4-12
Child fare

Nature Tour to Lahemaa National Park

Lahemaa National Park, just east of Tallinn, is a place of breathtaking landscapes and unspoilt nature – beautiful peninsulas and bays, forests and beaches, waterfalls and bogs. This trip is designed to show you the beauty of the area in every season. We’ll visit the Jägala waterfall (frozen in wintertime), search for animal tracks in the primeval forest of Oandu, and explore the historic Altja fishing village. We’ll also visit romantic Sagadi manor and its forestry museum, the perfect museum for all those who are interested in Estonia’s greatest natural treasures.

PRICE INCLUDES: personal pick-up and return from your hotel, guide service, transport.

FOR EXTRA CHARGE: lunch.

PICK UP PLACE AND TIME: hotel, as agreed.

LANGUAGES: English, Russian.

1

An introduction to Lahemaa National Park, the land of bays and forests

It only takes an hour to drive from Tallinn to Lahemaa. The tour takes you to the oldest national park in Estonia, the most popular destination for day trippers staying in Tallinn. Lahemaa means “the land of bays” and as the name says it’s valued because of the natural beauty of its coastal landscape. The park itself covers a huge area of protected primeval forest, small rivers and a number of hiking trails. Whilst it definitely isn’t a zoo, it is famous for its rich wildlife. On our way to Lahemaa we drop by Jägala waterfall.
2

Learn about Estonian life in rural areas. Discover the flora and fauna in a forestry museum and on a forest trail

Our first stop is at Sagadi Manor, which helps us explain how German land-owners came to live in the Estonian countryside for centuries and give you some information about life outside of Tallinn, both in the past and the present. Today the manor contains a nice restaurant (an option for a lunch break) and forestry museum. A short visit to the forestry museum gives us an opportunity to introduce you to the basics of Estonian forests, their importance in Estonian culture and traditions and their fauna and wildlife. We will continue with the practical part whilst hiking in the forest at the Beaver Trail.
3

Explore Estonian coastal areas visiting an old fishing village and the seaside

Altia village is unique because it represents the architecture and style of our fishing villages, as they were before the border zone was established along Estonia’s coastline during soviet times. Taking a walk to the seaside you can get different emotion in every season, with: a nice sandy beach for swimming in summer, a powerful stormy sea in autumn, and a frozen sea to walk on in winter. Altia tavern is open for Estonian farm food lovers during the summer season.
4

Go for a walk in the bog

On our way back to Tallinn, we take a walk in Viru bog. A bog is a wetland landscape with a thick peat layer, limited types of vegetation adapted to this environment, bog pools and hollows. Besides the refreshing and safe walk you will hear stories about Estonian beliefs and folklore relate to the bogs.
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Optional tips to enhance your experience:

  • when it´s winter, ask us to visit Jägala frozen waterfalls, make snow angels, find wild animals tracks, and walk on a frozen river or sea-ice;
  • when it´s summer, hug trees, pick and taste wild berries, swim in the refreshing Baltic Sea or in a bog lake;
  • spend more time in Lahemaa and let us book a cosy manor boutique hotel or nature farm accommodation for you and find more activities you might enjoy (e.g. longer hikes study-trails, rent a bicycle, visit an ecospa, or go on a birdwatching tour).

Prices for Nature Tour to Lahemaa National Park

Special Offer price: tours in March and April 2017, special price for groups 3-5 people, 79 euros adults/ 39 euros children per person.

Number of participants:Price per person:Children 4-12 years:
1218 euros218 euros
2-3109 euros69 euros
4-589 euros49 euros
6-769 euros39 euros
8 and more59 euros29 euros

Tour Reviews

7. Feb 2016

Winter Tour to Lahemaa
We had a fantastic day-really enjoyed getting into the countryside and your guides were really friendly.

5. Jan 2016

Lahemaa trip
Carmen had a tough task on her hands! We were due to go on a husky ride but with no snow anywhere in Estonia we opted for the Lahemaa National Park day trip. Early morning rain tried to dampem our spirits at the Jagala waterfall but by the time we have reached the Altja fishing village the rain was gone and we could enjoy the beautiful landscape. A special stop at the Kasmu Captians village museum and our search for the beavers made this day one to remember. A huge thank you to Carmen – she is passionate about her country and it shows. We would love to see more!

22. Mar 2013

Lahemaa
Thank You very much for a possibility to visit Lahemaa. The biggest impression for me was the end of the world – Altja village, with big stones on the bank and in the sea. You can be proud also of Sagadi and Vihula manors – giving a posiibility to organize elegant meetings and Incentives. I do thank for an ideal guide Annika Prangli, who is so professional and helpful person.

17. Jan 2013

Lahemaa
Thank you for the very informative tour- we both really enjoyed seeing the beautiful Estonian countryside.

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