10 Best Places To Visit In Estonia
Tallinn has been named the number one best value destination in the world to visit in 2018 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel, the highly anticipated announcement of the world’s hottest destinations that should feature on every traveller’s wishlist for the year ahead.
Estonia`s Independence Day is around the corner. Estonia will celebrate 100 years of independence in the 24th of February, 2018. Want to know why Estonia is so cool and why you should visit this small country? Follow up and get to know 10 best places to visit in Estonia.
1. Lahemaa National Park
With 725 square kilometers big wild, pine-studded hinterlands, Lahemaa is one of the most popular national parks in Estonia. The landscape of swampy ground covered with trees is an ethereal beauty. A must-see part of the park is Viru Bog. There you can take a 5km wooden walkway which is close enough to let you experience the scenery without getting wet.
2. Jägala Waterfall
About 4 km before the Jägala river flows into the Gulf of Finland, you can find about 8 meter high and more than 50 meters wide waterfall. Jägala Waterfall is the country’s’ widest waterfall.
It’s specifically characteristic sight during the winter time. In cold weather the water freezes and turns into a glistering ice wall with impressive icicles!
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3. Rummu quarry lake and underwater prison
Just outside the small town of Rummu, lays the ruins of the abandoned prison camp. Once it was a dreaded place, but today is a beach attraction.
In 1940s the prison was founded by Soviet Union. However, in 1991, when Estonia regained its independence, the Soviets moved out. Since it was abandoned, the natural groundwater seeped into the old quarry very quick creating a new lake. Some of the remains of the prison can be soon on land, and some are covered by the crystal clear lake waters.
4. Panga Cliff
Located on the northern shore of Saaremaa, the Panga cliff is the highest of the Muhu and Saaremaa cliffs. It is approximately 2.5 kilometers long and reaches to a maximum of 21.3 meters. The highest point of the cliff used to be a sacred place where people made sacrifices to the sea god. Coins, flowers, beer and vodka are still left here sometimes.
5. The Kaali meteorite craters
Around 7500-7600 years ago, Kaali meteorite fell causing enormous damages on already inhabited Saaremaa. The fall could be compared to an explosion of an atomic bomb. When at the height of 5-10 kilometers the meteorite teared apart and came down in pieces. The largest one created a big crater with depth of 22 meters and a diameter of 110 meters.
Kaali crater is the rarest nature wonder in Estonia and is the 8th biggest crater in the world!
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6. Saaremaa Island
Saaremaa Island has remarkably wonderful landscapes of breezy meadows, bleached timber windmills, spread out spruce forests and breathtaking coastal stretches scented with Baltic salt. Those who love to walk and be outdoors will enjoy wandering around Loode, Kaali meteorite craters, Bear lake, Panga cliff tops, or the hot springs of Puhatu.
7. Ööbikuorg valley and Rõuge lakes
The Rõuge valley is 52 meters deep, 10 kilometers long and owns seven lakes. All of the lakes are connected by the River Ajo or River Rõuge, which flows from another valley called Tindiorg.
Rõuge primeval valley consists of many other valleys but the most well-known is Ööbikuorg (Nightingale Valley). At the edge of Ööbikuorg you can find the Rõuge Nightingale Valley Centre. It provides all the information about nature, and history.
8. Tallinn TV Tower
Built in the 1980s, this tower is the tallest building in Estonia. The 314-metre tower offers to the visitors a 3D film about the tower, an exhibition on the biggest Estonian achievements, an interesting overview of the towers’ history, a viewing platform at the top, and also a cozy café at the 170 metre level.
At the top you can admire the magnificent panorama views of Tallinn, or try the “Walking On The Edge” attraction to add some adventure!
9. Tallinn Old Town
Founded in the 13th century, the Old Town of Tallinn offers the best experience of Tallinn’s history. Its medieval buildings and streets climb up the hill telling the story very well. But at the top you can admire the most important buildings where the religious and political power was wielded.
You can take a walk through the streets of colorful houses, visit the churches of the town, or sit in the central square with a view of the glorious town hall.
10. Tagurpidi Maja
The upside-down house is a dizzying adventure regardless your age. The house is literally turned upside down. The lower floor is the upper floor and the upper floor is the lower floor. Everything that’s meant to be on the floor is placed at the ceiling. Even the cat!
Confusing, isn’t it? Tagurpidi Maja definitely offers a fun experience for every visitor!
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Local tour guides and excursions in Tallinn:
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