Experiences

We offer to you nature experiences and various activity holidays in the Soomaa National Park and Estonia year around through five seasons.
The best way to get acquainted with Soomaa is to take a canoe trip. There are five seasons in Soomaa – spring, summer, autumn, winter and high-water season. Canoeing on the flooded area is an adventurous experience, floods are common in the end of March or at the beginning of April. Guided trip on a traditional dugout canoes is an exclusive way of  paddling, log-boat building camps are organized in summer.

Bog walking on wooden trails give visitors the opportunity to observe the special flora and fauna of ancient peat bogs. More adventurous way of exploring boglandscapes is activity called bog shoeing. Bogshoes are special footwear used by Estonians for making hay or picking berries.

Berry-picking and mushrooming are popular traditions in Estonia. Season for mushroom hunting, cooking together with locals and tasting variety of wild food products is best in late summer and autumn.

In winter, when the whole wetland is frozen, we organize snowshoe tours over the frozen bogs and in the case of snow also cross-country skiing trips. The bogs and rivers of Soomaa become covered by ice in winter. This is the time for kick- sparking and ice fishing, both popular and traditional winter activities.