Nature Sites

 
Pakri waterfall
The waterfall falling down from the limestone plateau of up to 23 m high escarpment is almost 6 m in height. On the talus just below the escarpment the waterfall continues up to the sea with a cascade of almost 15 m in height. It is mainly the Middle Ordovician limestone that outcrops in the...
Cape Juminda and camping site
The tip of Juminda Peninsula, i.e. Cape Juminda, located on the northern coast between the Gulf of Kolga and the Gulf of Hara, is an interesting one as the spit of the cape continues under the sea water as a chain of large stones that even move in case of larger waves. The water does not go deep...
Kostivere karst area
Kostivere limestone karst area, where the Jõelähtme River flows under the ground, is one of the largest in Estonia – 2.9 km in length and 0.5 km in width and very rich in different interesting karst formations. It is possible to find a lot of little karst caves here. The most frequent formations...
Vahiküla cascade
The cascade receives its water from the Vääna River. Within about 50 metres there are three escarpments the last of which downstream is 1.5 metres high. Other escarpments are lower. As the flow rate in the Vääna River is one of the average ones in Estonia, Vahiküla Cascade does not suffer from the...
Turjekeldri waterfall
Turjekeldri Waterfall is the fourth highest waterfall in Lahemaa: the water falls down the four-metre sandstone bank of the Pakerort stage. In the course of time, water and ice have created a cave which looks like a large vaulted basement. The cave got its name from the Turje family living high up...
Jägala Waterfall
Jägala Waterfall is a waterfall in the lower course of the Jägala River, approximately 4 km before the river flows into the Gulf of Finland. The waterfall is approx. 8 metres in height and more than 50 metres in width. It is the widest natural waterfall in Estonia. The waterfall is a peculiar sight...
Guided tours in Lahemaa National Park
Hikes and tours in Lahemaa National Park with a local nature guide. Walk the trails of Lahemaa with a certified nature guide Riina Laanetu. The price per hour for a tour in Estonian is €17; and in English or Russian €20. The price depends on the size of the group, the duration of the tour, and...
Blue Springs of Saula, sacrifical springs
In Estonia, springs have always been considered holy; most were thought to have healing powers. Blue Springs of Saula include three quite large springs with a water flow of 20–30 m per second. The variation in colour of the springs (Siniallikas is greenish blue, Mustallikas is brownish black and...
Purekkari cape
Purekkari cape is the northernmost place of mainland Estonia. The cape is 1.5 km long, covered with rocks and boulders and located on the Pärispea Peninsula in Lahemaa National park. There's a small island at the end of the cape, which can be reached only when the water level is low. Thorny...
The Jägala River and suspension bridge
The Jägala RIver begins in the village of Ahula that stands on the western Pandivere uplands; then, it runs through Northern Estonia and flows into Ihasalu Bay of the Gulf of Finland. The upper course of the 97-kilometre river flows through the swamps of Kõrvemaa. There is a suspension bridge with...
Nelijärve lake district
The Nelijärve lake district consists of seven lakes in Aegviidu Rural Municipality in Harju County. The lakes are located 1.5–3.5 km southeast of Aegviidu Rural Municipality, between the Nelijärve hills. The Nelijärve includes the following lakes: Nikerjärv, Vahejärv, Urbukse, Sisaliku, Purgatsi,...
Tülivere sacred oak
The Tülivere sacred oak, a protected tree, is an sacred old tree which received food offerings in order to ensure bountiful crops and cattle as recently as the last century. Ancient Estonians considered the gap in the oak to be a place of reconciliation, which is how the tree received its name as '...
Keila Waterfall
A part of the Keila River, Keila Waterfall is of the waterbody that runs through the small borough of Keila-Joa in the Keila Rural Municipality of Harju County. A full 6 metres high, and tens of metres wide, Keila waterfall is thus the third largest waterfall in Estonia; after the Narva and...
Treppoja cascade
Treppoja cascade is located in the spot where the catchment area of Treppoja, which is approx. 10 km long and 20 km2 wide, begins from Illurma klint cape and then slides down through the slope of the limestone plateau into the Lahepere klint bay. There are six up to 1.5 m escarpments within one...
Vasaristi cascade
The cascade is made up of three waterfalls (0.5; 1.5; and 1.6 m in height) and with about ten escarpments, the water falls about 4 metres in 10 metres. The cascade has retreated, which has resulted in a canyon valley that is more than 10 m deep. It is possible to see limestone from the middle...
Türisalu klint and platform
Türisalu klint is one of the most impressive nature object on the Northern Estonian limestone coast, towering up to 31 metres. Platform of the Türisalu klint with its romantic sea view and easy access is a popular destination among the citizens of Tallinn; the high vantage point affords a...
Tuhala Witch's well
The folk myth says that the Witch's well begins to overflow when the witches of Tuhala whisk themselves inside the well. This periodically rising spring - part of an underground river in the Tuhala karst region of the Nabala-Tuhala protected area, overflows during times of high-water. At a depth of...