Altja fishing village

Altja was first mentioned in written records in 1465 and is a typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street. The Uustalu and Toomarahva farms at Altja are typical coastal farms and have been restored by Lahemaa National Park. On the point at Altja you can see the fishing net sheds which were reconstructed on the basis of old photographs and the memories of the villagers. The village also has its own swing and tavern, where you can try local dishes.

Features and amenities

Location

Altja küla, Vihula vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

Getting there

From the Tallinn-Narva highway (E20), turn off towards Haljala and then follow the signs to Altja.

Access

  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus

Coordinates

59°34'56''N 26°6'42''E | Download GPX file