Your Essential Travel Guide To Estonian Nature
Learn about Estonian Nature
Estonia is particularly proud of its natural heritage. The coastline of the Baltic Sea in this country is quite different from that of Lithuania and Latvia: the sea is washed by cliffs and rocks and the cliffs are really high - they can be up to 56 meters high. When you stand on them, you feel as if you are looking at the edge of the world. It is estimated that there are many waterfalls in the northern parts of the country, about 40.
One of the most famous waterfalls is the 30 meter high Valaste waterfall. We recommend coming here in the spring when the river is flooding. Although the view does not disappoint even when the river is down. In the evenings, the waterfall is lit and that lighting creates a truly romantic look.
The most famous swamps have nice walking paths that give you easy access to even remote swamps. Located in the northeastern part of the country, the Kakerdaja swamp provides an opportunity to admire unique landscapes and explore local history. It was in a lake in the heart of this swamp that old locals performed rites and begged for mercy.
Hiiumaa Island is the second largest island in Estonia. It is very famous for its historic lighthouses and its unspoiled nature so you can get rid of your hassle here. During the cold season you can come here on ice. The island is popular for surfing, sailing and hiking. Don't miss the chance to visit one of the oldest lighthouses in Europe - the Kopu Lighthouse, built in the 16th century.