Dugout-Canoe Workshops

You are welcome to join our dugout canoe workshops in 2015. Haabjas is Estonian term for traditional dugout canoes, made os Aspen (Populus tremula) – haab in Estonian. This type of boats, the use and building has survived as living culture in villages of Soomaa national park. We think that the reason for survival of Read More …

Dugout Canoes attend Maritime Festivals

Traditional dugout canoes of Soomaa (called “haabjas” in estonian) are attending couple of maritime festivals in July. On the second weekend “Sea Fest” will take place on Kihnu island. Week later Tallinna Maritime Days are celebrated in the Capital of Estonia. Come and meet us, and try how it is to paddle a dugout canoe! Read More …

Travel writer Catherine Mack in Soomaa

We had a great pleasure to host travel writer Catherine Mack in Soomaa. Catherine is specialising in responsible travel, and is the winner of the Virgin Holidays Best Travel Writer in Responsible Tourism Award 2011. During her visit to Soomaa national park in 7.-12. septembril she went to bogshoeing and canoeing trip, participated in duguot canoe Read More …

Media

What they have said about Soomaa: BBC Travel 2012 – Go bogshoeing in any season and hit the rivers in traditional dugout canoes. Read more… Forbes 2011 – Top Ten Adventure Travel Destinations You Didn’t Know About. Read more… Geo Saison 2011 The Times 2011 –  The air is heavy with scent and silence. Read more… Guardian 2011 Read More …

Canoe Trips on Fifth Season

Floods are common in Soomaa at the end of March and at the beginning of April. Canoeing on the flooded area is an adventurous experience, guided trips on a traditional dugout canoes and plastic canoes are organized daily.