Wet Christmas

Warm and rainy december has brought a Fifth Season to Soomaa. Villagers from Tõramaa and Riisa have been known to say that they have five seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter and high water, the latter overlapping with any of the other four seasons at random. At this time right for the Christmas.

Soomaa in Forbes Top 10 Travel Destinations

The magazine Forbes included Soomaa National Park in a “Top Ten Adventure Travel Destinations You Didn’t Know About”, along with Slovenian nature beauty, Rumania on horseback, Jordanian tourism gem Petra, Israel and other unusual objects considered to be attractive for tourists…. See more at Forbes Website

Konik horses arrived Soomaa – Prosze bardzo!

A new breed of horses – Konik horses, arrived to Soomaa national park and will help to maintain the flood plain grasslands. This initiative has been supported by nature conservation organization  ARK Nature and Rewilding Europe project. From Wikipedia one can learn that Konik horses are originally from in Poland. Prosze bardzo!

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 …

Be prepared for 10th Europe’s Wilderness Days

PAN Parks Foundation, the European wilderness protection organisation, organises the 10th Europe’s Wilderness Days, the annual PAN Parks conference hosted by Soomaa National Park, Estonia. The conference welcoming experts dedicated to wilderness protection from all over Europe and overseas will provide opportunity to discuss issues of wilderness conservation built around the theme of ’wilderness, the Read More …

Ramsar Web-Site about Soomaa and Estonia

Ramsar website writes about an international conference on “Mires and Wilderness”  organised on 18-20 April 2011 by the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF). On the next day after conference the participants visited Soomaa Ramsar Site. During the annual spring floods, the so-called “fifth season”, they visited the flooded river plains and forests in canoes. Canoe Read More …