10 Nature & Parks in Estonia That You Shouldn't Miss

August 23, 2021 Nobuko Falco

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1. Soomaa National Park

Viljandi Estonia +372 435 7164 [email protected] http://www.soomaa.ee
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5.0 based on 33 reviews

Soomaa National Park

Reviewed By 594enep - Viljandi, Estonia

If you like to see unusual and a very peaceful landscape then I definitely suggest visiting Soomaa. The experience is guaranteed.

2. Turjekeldri Waterfall

Kuusalu vald, Kuusalu 74614 Estonia
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Turjekeldri Waterfall

Turjekeldri Waterfall is the fourth highest waterfall in Lahemaa: water falls down a four-metre sandstone bank of the Pakerort stage. The waterfall is exceptional as it is one of the few waterfalls falling down from sandstone; our waterfalls mostly fall down from a limestone escarpment.The waterfall receives its water from the stream originating from the plateau of Tsitre klint island. The waterfall is approx. 5 metres in height. There are also smaller escarpments (0.2–0.5 m) located upstream the river from the highest escarpment.Just under the waterfall there is Turjekeldri Cave.

3. Oru Park

Mere puiestee 10, Toila 41702 Estonia http://www.toila.ee
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Oru Park

The Oru Park and grand palace in the beautiful valley of the Puhajogi River was built by Grigori Jelissejev – one of the wealthiest men in 19th century Russia. In 1935, three industrialists bought the palace and park and presented it to President Pats for his summer residence. The palace was totally destroyed during the Second World War. Today you can walk in the well-marked and well-maintained park, look at various species of trees and shrubs, explore the Silver Spring Cave, as well as enoy the sea view and the sunset from the petrel nest. Interesting fact: the Oru Park Promenade organized annually in August has become a tradition.

Reviewed By 952kairel - Parnu, Estonia

Very nice walk through the Gates of 2 Bears, along oak alley and then all the sudden - perfect garden with breathtaking view. Well spent time.

4. Lake Puhajarv

Ranna Tee, Otepaa 67414 Estonia
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5.0 based on 48 reviews

Lake Puhajarv

The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Puhajarv make it the biggest and most beautiful lake in the Otepaa region. There is a beach with a beach house, ball game courts, rest areas, cafés and a pier by the northern tip of Lake Puhajarv.There are many springs in the lake and the Spring of Love is the most famous of these. The Vaike Emajogi River starts from the southern tip of the lake. A 12 km hiking track runs about the lake.Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso blessed the lake in 1991 and this event is commemorated with a wooden sculpture on the lake’s shore by the park.

5. Karujarv

93562 Estonia
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Karujarv

The bottom of the lake is mainly sandy. In Karujarv there are five islands. According to the folktale Karujarv got its name after 7 bears quarrelled on this place. To stop the God made such a heavy rain that the lake was created. Bears went away each one of them in his own direction, that why the lake has 7 gulfs.Interesting to know:Karujarv is the oldest lake on Saaremaa, almost 8000 years old.Lake is under nature protection.The area of the lake is 330 ha and the deepest place is 6 m.

6. Kadriorg Park

Kadriorg, Tallinn Estonia +372 601 4548 http://go24.ee/article/50fd2f0ca8626.html
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4.5 based on 2,069 reviews

Kadriorg Park

Measuring nearly 250 scenic acres, this urban park features the symmetrical Swan Lake and a promenade leading to the Kadriorg Palace.

Reviewed By nick0law

You can stop by the beautiful palace, visit the President's residence, take you little ones to the amusement park, see the rose garden with roses from all over the world or just stop and say hi to the President's bees.

7. Eesti Vabaohumuuseum

Vabaohumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn 13521 Estonia +372 654 9100 [email protected] http://www.evm.ee
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4.5 based on 1,039 reviews

Eesti Vabaohumuuseum

Within just a 15-minute drive from the center of Tallinn there is a delightful place – the Estonian Open Air Museum that invites you to see rural architecture and get acquainted with village life. The 14 farms of the museum show the visitor the life of families of different income and occupation in the 18th-20th centuries. As in anyreal village, there is a church, an inn, a school, a number of mills, a fire station, a village shop and net sheds by the sea. Although 74 buildings have been brought over so far, the museum is far from being completed; it is constantly changing and developing. You can have good time and also learn something at the Estonian Open Air Museum in any season!

Reviewed By SharonBB - Panama City, Panama

Take a walk through history...hundreds of years of history of this northern country...from early farmers and fishermen, blacksmiths and more...school house, windmill...Excellent explanatory "plaques" in Estonian, Russian and English; some places other European languages. Set in beautiful forest. Take a break and enjoy. So much to learn!!

8. Lahemaa National Park

Vihasoo 74703 Estonia +372 329 5555 https://kaitsealad.ee/est/lahemaa-rahvuspark
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Lahemaa National Park

Reviewed By greg_wanders - Auckland Central, New Zealand

We had a rental car and spent the whole day driving and walking around different spots in the park on our way from Narva to Tallinn. Beieng Estonia's largest National park it certainly lives up to it's reputation offering a variety of natural landscapes from Bogs to waterfalls and the Gulf of Finland. We visited the Altja Fishing Village, the Viru Bog and the Jagala Waterfall. All different and unique in their own way. Try and time your visit so you can have lunch at Altja Fishing village where there is a nice restaurant. I would recommend 2.5 hours at Altja including lunch. 1-2 hours at the Viru Bog up to the viewing platform. and around 30 minutes at Jagala waterfall. We wish we had more time to try and do a few more walks in the area.

9. Narva Joesuu

Narva Joesuu, northern suburb, Narva Estonia http://www.pansionaatvalentina.com
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Narva Joesuu

Northern suburb of Narva, located on the coast of Finnish Gulf with a pleasant sandy beach.

10. Jarve

Saaremaa Estonia
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Jarve

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