Ice Age Centre (Jääaja Keskus)

Ice Age Centre welcomes everyone, who is interested in nature, cultural heritage and the environment.

Where did the last European mammoths live? What kind of traces did ice age leave in the Estonian nature and cultural heritage? Is the world heading towards a new ice age? How big is your ecological footprint and how does it compare with the footprint of an ice age hunter?

You'll find answers to all these questions from the Ice Age Centre. Here, you'll see ice age animals such as mammoths and cave lions. A playground is open for children and we have plenty of things to discover and do, regardless of your age.

A yellow National Geographic window near the Ice Age Centre represents Saadjärve area as one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering.

Features and amenities


Saadjärve 20, Äksi küla, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond

Getting there

When coming from Tartu, drive 11.5 km on the Jõgeva road. Turn right towards Kukulinn after Lähte and drive on for 1.6 km. Then turn left towards Äksi ja drive for another 600 metres. In Äksi, turn right towards Saadjärv and drive 300 metres until you're at the end of the street.
When coming from Tallinn, drive 146 km on the Tallinn-Tartu road, turn left from Puurmanni and drive 22 km. Turn right from Tabivere and drive 4.3 km on the Jõgeva-Tartu road. Drive straight for 1.9 km in Äksi and then turn left towards Saadjärv and drive 300 metres until you're at the end of the street.


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

Stops nearby

Bus: Keskus


58°31'33''N 26°40'34''E | Download GPX file