Lahemaa National Park

Lahemaa is Estonia's oldest and largest national park. It was established in 1971 to preserve, study and promote the natural environment and cultural heritage characteristic of Northern Estonia. The park currently covers 72,500 ha, of which a third is maritime. Most people associate Lahemaa with the Palmse, Sagadi and Vihula manors, the captains' village of Käsmu, the fishermen's village of Altja or the beautiful beach at Võsu. It is also known for its natural sights and cultural landscape. In order to make it easier for people to get around and get to know the national park, there are both hiking and study trails.
Did you know...? - Palmse manor is home to the information centre of the State Forest Management Centre, which will happily provide visitors with information about Lahemaa


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  • Annika A Annika A

    Scenic nature with tiny human touch

    Interesting landscapes and nature - wetlands and pine forests, seashores and traditional villages. Scenic place with many camping places and nature trails.

  • Crystalarts Crystalarts

    Very well organised forest for cycling

    We visited on a lovely day. We managed to rent bikes at a large hotel in the forest and then took the bikes along the coast and through forest. We passed places like beaver trails and beaches and had...

  • agnes296 agnes296

    Wonderful way to spend a day

    If you're a little tired of the crowds in Old Town, why not take a day tour? I chose this one and had a great time. It was a great way of seeing something of Estonia and to learn a little of its rich...

Features and amenities


Palmse küla, Vihula vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

Getting there


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


59°30'46''N 25°57'17''E | Download GPX file