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Soomaa National Park

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A 4.8km boardwalk through Sooma National park bogland with stunning surroundings and plenty of... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
Arguably Estonia's best bog - perfect for walking

Viru Bog in Lahemaa in the north of the country is great, but Soomaa is even better. There are some... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
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Viljandi, Estonia
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

A 4.8km boardwalk through Sooma National park bogland with stunning surroundings and plenty of peaceful resting places to contemplate the surroundings. You can’t get lost and there is even a shorter wheelchair accessible boardwalk. Easy to find, signposted and not far from Tori village. Recommended...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JenA575
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Viru Bog in Lahemaa in the north of the country is great, but Soomaa is even better. There are some fantastic boardwalk-based walks around the national park, as well as specific tours, but it's easy to navigate on your own, and depending on the season,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We decided to book 2 of their trips. A beaver safari and a wilderness day trip. We tried the night safari to see beavers. They are shy nocturnal animals and it was a great opportunity to see them in their natural habitat. One of them...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank SilviaG5018
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I will not go into details regarding the Riisa Trail in Soomaa National Park, as it is widely considered a highlight of this park and one will go there anyway. To sum up the separate review regarding the Riisa Trail - we found it pretty...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We walked the 4.8 Km Riisa study trail. It is a fantastic "floating" boardwalk loop trail that takes you a little way into the bog. It is an utterly amazing environment. There are a few benches along the way to sit down and just drink...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank sfrancesc2016
Reviewed June 11, 2017

If you're in the area and love nature this is your place. About 45 mins from Viljandi. You may not see any animals cause they normally are most active at night but you will enjoy being outside and walking around with healthy air. Huge park!...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Aivar R, Local partner at Soomaa National Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for visiting Soomaa!

Reviewed May 12, 2017

Really lovely place(s) .... large park area (forests and bogs) that cater for the walker / visitor very well. Good tracks/paths, duckboard walks across bogs. Wildlife (birds and mammals) quite superb, AND QUIET, very few people around.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

Though very used to this landscape, I thought the park is amazing. If you have the time, spend some hours there, even a day, and explore it. Sunset and sunrise are even nicer. The only remark: the long gravel road (but in good conditions), that...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We booked the Wilderness day trip which included a transfer from and to our hotel. We got Wellingtons, bog shoes, a lunch package and a canoe. We really recommend to book this trip instead of exploring the National park on your own as the trip...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank naniccia
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Actually it was a surprise to me that you can drink that water there. We were at Hüpassaare and there are 2 lakes where you can swim. Great! Koordinaadid Long-Lat WGS 84 x:25.271756 y:58.530385

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank SteinbergSigne
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October 31, 2018|
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Response from Ruukel | Property representative |
Yes, it is a good idea to have rubber boots for some of trails in Soomaa NP. Some trails are marked on the landscape, and can be a bit muddy in November. Some trails are wooden board walks, where all footwear are OK.