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. Please follow and like us:

Culture

Besides its enormous natural value as a national park, Soomaa also helps to maintain the cultural heritage of the region. Keeping alive the traditional Finno-ugric single-log dugout dating back to the Stone Age is one of the most noteworthy achievements. To popularise this ancient vessel, dugout building camps are organised every summer at Karuskose, where it is also possible Read More …

Awards

We are proud recipients of the following awards and cerificates: 1997 – Aivar Ruukel(A.R.) is selected as “the Best Promoter of Tourism” by the Estonian Association of Travel Agents, 2000 – Our ‘Dugout Canoe Trips’ receive Estonian Ecotourism Quality Label 2007 – A.R. is awarded “the Best of the Year” by the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Read More …

Guided

Our guided trips are for everyone who would like to explore Soomaa national park. These trips are led by experienced local guides who speak English. Guiding in German, Russian, Swedish, Finnish and Lithuanian is also available. You can experience Soomaa by a day-trip or stay in local guesthouses and enjoy it slowly! We organize guided Read More …

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 Read More …

About

Soomaa.com is a web-site where you can learn about wild side of Estonia. You will find information about how to explore Wilderness Capital of Estonia – Soomaa National Park. The website is operated by local private company OÜ Viis aastaaega (Five Seasons). We are two local men, Aivar Ruukel and Algis Martsoo, who grew up in Read More …