Lake Vaskna in Haanja

The beauty and magic of Lake Vaskna can be enjoyed in any season. The common cranes that arrive in the spring can be observed through to autumn. The lake covers an area of 4 ha, is 9.5 metres at its deepest point and is 244 m above sea level, which qualifies it as a local "mountain lake". There are up to 10 species of fish in Lake Vaskna: perch, pike, bream, tench, etc.

According to legend, the location of the Swedish gold from the time of the Great Northern War that is buried on Vaskna Island is marked by a rock with a symbol. 

In summer, you can take a boat tour from Vaskna Tourist Farm, go fishing and camp on the shore of the lake. In winter there is an "ice carrousel" and ice rink on the lake, as well as a barrel sauna and a hole in the ice. 

Features and amenities


Rägo, Trolla küla, Haanja vald, Võru maakond

Getting there

Drive through Haanja until you reach the foot of Suur Munamägi hill and then continue for 800 m. In the village of Plaksi turn left on the steep portion of the road where you will see the wooden sign for Vaskna Tourist Farm (turismitalu) 700 m. We recommend caution when driving on the village road. The Lake Vaskna public swimming and camping areas can be accessed from the centre of Haanja village.


  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Haanja


57°43'1''N 27°4'56''E | Download GPX file