Soomaa: Unbelievable Scenery of Estonia

There is a place in Estonia that is simply breathtaking. And completely unusual for Estonian landscape. It’s called Soomaa national park which means “land of bogs”. Its peculiarity stands in its name, as the territory of the park includes lots of unique bogs that look striking. But it’s not all. Meadows, forests, wildlife and curious fauna – well, we felt obliged to spend there a weekend.

Where to stay?

On the territory of the park is a Guesthouse Põnka welcoming guests of Soomaa. Picturesque place, friendly welcome, fair prices and very authentic atmosphere of a real Estonian remote farm.

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa national park, Estonia

What to do?

  • Canoeing. The territory of the park is famous for its annual floods that cover forest and roads and reach quite a surprising level. But even out of the flooding season, having a small canoe ride can be spectacular. Wrapped by the noises of nature and only nature, enjoying the peace and follow the traces of animals – what a joy!

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Beaver’s job!

Soomaa National Park, Estonia

Canoeing during the floods. Thanks, Liina J, for the picture

  • Visiting the bogs. Don’t hesitate to make the tour with a guide who’ll tell you more than you’d like to know about the nature of the bogs, history of the park and who’ll show you the traces of… little bears and plants that actually eat insects.

Soomaa national park, Estonia

You agree, that the view is fantastic, don’t you?

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa national park, Estonia

The soil of the bogs

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa national park, Estonia

The plant eating the insects. Nice!

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Soomaa National Park, Estonia

Fancy picking the berries? Help yourself!

Soomaa national park, Estonia

We took a guiding tour for several hours and a meal, which was traditional Estonian porridge and homemade bread and fruit dessert. Delicious and so good!

Soomaa national park, Estonia

Anyway, the park is opened for visitors, and make sure that Soomaa is on your list of things to experience in the Baltics, as it is definitely worth it.

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Soomaa: Unbelievavle Scenery of Estonia

2017-05-13T13:04:47+00:00 August 11th, 2016|