As described in one of the previous blog post, also this year is not without its Soomaa flood. This year is special, however, because the maximum height of the water level and the duration of the flood. While the previous four years went down in history as large flood years, the current year (2014) has Read More …
Water level really low this spring #Soomaa #nationalparl #Estonia @EUWilderness @RamsarConv @visitestonia #5thseason pic.twitter.com/Xml3jCKJlf — Aivar Ruukel (@Ruukel) April 4, 2014
Fifth season in Soomaa, low and quick #flood this year @visitestonia @EUWilderness @wifsten @catherinemack more on FB pic.twitter.com/QceSSuzCML — Aivar Ruukel (@Ruukel) March 27, 2014
The winter of 2013/14 has been low in precipitation, which begs the question whether there will be a flood this spring at all. Looking back in history, I analysed the data from the Riisa water gauge, located on Soomaa’s Halliste River, sent to my by the Estonian Weather Services (EMHI). I found that actually there Read More …
Happy World Wetlands day!
Last issue of Lonely Planet Traveller, the UK’s best selling travel magazine has a story on 52 best weekend breaks away. Magazine is recommending the canoe-making workshop and wilderness canoe trip with camping in Soomaa National Park to their readers.
Picture of little girls walking on the board walk to the peat bog in Soomaa National Park was selected among 10 best images from 2013 by Greentraveller.
It is Soomaa’s 20 years birthday today. Soomaa National Park was established 8th of December 1993. Let’s celebrate!
u Magazine of Hong Kong published a travel article about Soomaa National Park of Estonia U Magazine (Hong Kong) travel article about Soomaa national park by Aivar Ruukel
A dugout canoe seminar was organized to celebrate 20 years of Soomaa national park as well as 20 years of ecotourism movement in Estonia. Dugout canoe building and using tradition is a living culture in the villages of Soomaa.