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Wilderness Experiences in Soomaa National Park

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Address: Saarisoo, Parnu 86802, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 506 1896
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Karuskose OÜ is a small locally owned company providing Wilderness...

Karuskose OÜ is a small locally owned company providing Wilderness Experience in Soomaa National Park since 1995. We organize selfguided and guided canoe trips, bog-walking and bogshoeing trips, kickspark trips, cross-country skiing experiences, beaver watching safaries, botanical excursions, dugout canoe making workshops. We can also help you with local accommodation, food, saunas, guide service and transport.

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Intimate contact with unique landscape.

We did two different trips with Soomaa. The first was a night canoe trip on the Raudna River that began at 7:30 and lasted two hours. Aivar was a wonderful guide in our canoe. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 2, 2016
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We did two different trips with Soomaa. The first was a night canoe trip on the Raudna River that began at 7:30 and lasted two hours. Aivar was a wonderful guide in our canoe. We began with a bit of fast canoeing, then, after about 15 minutes, we slowed down as we approached the possible beaver sighting area of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went for this wonderful night trip in sooma national park. It was terrific! Our guide picked us up at our accommodation and helpd us get mosquito spray (which was found to be great helpful later on). In short, the trip was once in a life time opportunity. We were able to see the kind of nature... More 

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Parnu, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was truly a magnificent experience, to be in the canoe of 3, in the middle of a late night and glide through the river almost 7 km. Aivar Ruukel and his team are doing a splendid job, creating such experiences for their guests:)

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Edu was a very knowledgeable, congenial, humorous guide. He made our trek through the forest and bogs a fascinating learning experience. / Bog walking can be squishy so it's fun and brings out the child in you. It feels like slogging over a wet dream foam mattress. Its not difficult though and the shoes provided fit well. / If you're... More 

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Thank LisaCarlson
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

We visited Soomaa this March with hope to catch a well-known flood in Soomaa. But we have found the new experience of canoeing under the snow )) It was really great experience! The weather like in winter time made this trip an extraordinary. Spring colours of the sky, thin ice on the river whick could be cracked by canoe, great... More 

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Thank Sergey K
Ruukel, Owner at Wilderness Experiences in Soomaa National Park, responded to this review

You are always welcome back to Soomaa! More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

We recently visited Soomaa National Park to take part in a wilderness tour. We paid to be picked up in Parnu which is a great idea for those without transport. We joined two other travellers and our guide to walk through the bog. Edu, our guide was great fun and very informative. The walk is interesting and some of the... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

We chose the guided day tour from Parnu (70 euros each) and feel it was worth the money. Aivar our guide was very friendly, spoke excellent English and was able to provide us with plenty of knowledge of the area, nature and Estonia in general. Started off with a walk across the large bog, which was a very different yet... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited Soomaa National Park in August 2014 and decided to do the guided tour in order to have the maximum experience in just one day. The €50 price included the 6-hour walking and canoeing tour and a lunch (sandwiches, cake and juice - all homemade and delicious!). The bogs were incredible and such a unique form of nature to... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Certainly the trip would be great, just a shame that the contact doesn't work! It's best to call from a Estonian phone number. Foreign phone numbers are ignored and they also do not reply mails! I'm very disappointed!

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Ruukel, Owner at Wilderness Experiences in Soomaa National Park, responded to this review

Hi Gifer I am sorry for your terrible experience with our communication lines.,,, do not know exactly WHY we did not replied in time... might be that both of us was out in wild as guides that day... we are 2 persons company. My apology Gifer! Aivar More 

Shoal Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is a terrific 3-day self-guided trip. We did it with our three children aged 12, 12 and 14 and we all loved it. Day 1 is a 45km cycle through back roads and picturesque countryside. The cycling is flat and easy and the bikes supplied are comfortable and well maintained. We stopped to swim in the Parnu river and... More 

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