Valaste Waterfall
Valaste Waterfall
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Valaste Waterfall situated on the Ontika Limestone Cliff is the highest in Estonia with its fall of 30 metres. The waterfall shows its more rebellious side of nature in springs and during the high water season. In summer and during the dry period you can only see the groundwater oozing out from between different layers. The waterfall is particularly picturesque in winter, when the combination of northerly winds blowing from the sea and the sprinkles of water create a real ice castle on the trees on the precipice. The Ontika Limestone Cliff is the highest spot on the famous 1100-kilometre-long Baltic Klint that runs from the island of Oland in Sweden to the vicinity of Lake Ladoga in Russia.
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
About 2 hour drive East from Tallinn(Narva direction), is Ontika. And there are Valaste Waterfall, which is highest waterfall in Estonia, way over 30 metres. We were there in August and there weren't that much water coming down, but I'm sure that especially in winter time it is real beautiful. There "viewing deck" is closed, so it's little hard to see, from narrow little steps...especially if there are more than few people. Best view is from other side, but there aren't any rails/fences, so it is REAL dangerous to go there to have great photos. Path there was little muddy and slippery and fall down to the bottom is deadly. They also have little ice cream kiosk and (kind of a) restaurant that serves food/drinks. In thís area there aren't so much to do or see, so I recommend that You take a room from nice Ontika Manor 3km away and stay there for a night.
Written August 22, 2016
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Maren70
Hamburg, Germany59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The waterfall itself is not very interesting at this time of the year, but it is nice to descend the stairs to the beach and to climb up again. There is a small café opposite the parking lot.
Written July 18, 2019
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Andrey_Cosim
St. Petersburg, Russia125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
It is just about 10-15 km from the way from St Petersburg to Tallinn and has a small restaurant and hotel right in 50 meters from it.
The waterfall itself is just a tiny stream but it falling down from the height of 30 meters so it is highest waterfall in Estonia.

Nice view to The Gulf of Finland especially if the weather is good enough
Written June 28, 2018
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Dominic R
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Viewing platform semms to be closed since a few years. Almost no water.

I dont have any more to say, but tripadvisor forces me to type 100 letters.
Written August 10, 2014
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JMG40
Cambridge, UK83 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Unfortunately it was closed and looked like it had been for a while. There was a gated fixed at the top. The bridge had a large chunk missing from it so I don't suppose it will be open soon. You could still just about see the waterfall so it's probably worth the short detour if you are heading to/from Narva
Written August 21, 2017
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Loraq
Stockholm, Sweden68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
I've visited this place for a couple of nice pictures, it's really beautiful during winter time, when the frost freezes up all the trees. Magical.
Written January 7, 2016
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YokeE
Amsterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
There is a view to the sea below but the channel is empty. The road is o.k. and also the scenery but do expect to see a waterfall
Written August 15, 2015
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llvllagic
Riga, Latvia7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
I wanted to see few waterfalls in Estonia and take some beautiful pictures of them. Me and my friend traveled around Estonia and we specially went to that side of Estonia to see the Valaste waterfall. I was very disappointed cause it seems like nobody cares for that places anymore. I was really sad. I couldn't see the waterfall at all cause the stairs and platform was closed (2014 July). I only could hear the waterfall, that's all. If I would know this, I would have visited some more small villages that were really beautiful!
Written July 21, 2014
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Kim I
Tallinn, Estonia59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
Although you can not go to the trail that was once built there you can still see enough to get totally scared. Also good ice-cream was sold nearby
Written July 19, 2013
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Sanni
Tartu, Estonia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
There was a brand new looking staircase for viewing, and it was accessable even though there is no winter maintanance. Obviously it is not the largest waterfall in the world but we found it impressive, particularly with the surrounding ice formations. Worth the stop if you are around the area.
Written December 31, 2021
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