Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Estonia  /  Laane-Viru County  /  Vihula  /  Nature  /  Lahemaa rahvuspark

Lahemaa rahvuspark, Vihula

4.8
#1 of 19 in Nature in Estonia
National Park Nature / Park
Home to thick forests, bogs, and long stretches of coastal landscape, Lahemaa rahvuspark represents the largest of its kind in the country. Originally founded in 1971 as the Soviet Union's first national park, the reserve historically was an important fishing zone. Many boardwalks here allow you to explore the more than 72,520 hectares (179,201 acres) of forest and marine foliage, including areas of cliffs and rocky shorelines. Watch for some of the area's buildings from its military past, as well as baroque civilian country manors. You may even spot a few animal residents, including lynx, bears, and wolves. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Vihula holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lahemaa rahvuspark and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Lahemaa rahvuspark
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
117 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • A 9 hour long journey at a comfortable pace , giving us an insight into the Estonian history and the marvels of nature in the country. The walk through the swamplands was both informative and enjoyabl...  more »
  • The Park is very large it must find the corners where one can walk around like the Viru Bog nature trail (3.5 km) with paths and pontoons to walk above the bog and observation tower to see the "viru bog" (bogs). One entry with small parking lot is located 1 km from Highway 1 road 85 (warning, this corner is very touristy). There are also beaches where swimming is possible (Vosu). Tours are offered from Tallinn.
    View original
  • This fairly large nature park includes large areas that are in fact inhabited and used for various types of commercial or recreational activities. This spoils the feeling of nature even though the sea...  more »
Google
  • Absolutely fantastic! Genuine nature at its natural best. Amazing woods. Great manor houses. Fantastic beaches. Totally recommended for a great vacation. :)
  • The bog is a beautiful landscape and a nice walk. We also enjoyed exploring the park in general. We did find we needed to mostly find things for ourselves as the only visitors center was well out of our way.
  • An essential visit in Estonia, to see the typical landscapes of the country. A short trip from Tallinn, so it is perfect for a day excursion, but enjoyed better if you stay overnight.
  • Very diverse Park, from nature walks to history to the beach. Hard not to like the place.
  • Beautiful place. Perfect for afternoon walk or for long lunch

Plan your trip to Vihula

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Vihula

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Laane-Viru County by other users

13 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in The Baltics BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Latvia & Estonia BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM ESTONIA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM LATVIA October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM ESTONIA September, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM KENYA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in The Baltics BY A USER FROM LEBANON September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans