Reconnect with your deepEST roots

Last updated 16.07.2016

Reconnect with your deepEST roots

Estonia's wild nature and traditions continue to play an important part in feeding, nurturing and inspiring locals and visitors alike. Residents of the ever busy modern metropolitans are invited to reclaim their inner peace by diving deep into Estonia's bewitching nature. This might as well be the beginning of a great new story of self-discovery, a mutual harmony between the everyday and the wild, ancient self.

"There is silence and peace on this land I have not been able to find anywhere else"

Kerli

Photo by: JÖ

Estonia offers a range of ways to embrace the nature without having to spend arduous amount of time travelling. A couple of hour's ride from the capital city Tallinn lands you in the midst of wild forest and on the banks of deep grey sea. Estonia is one of the greenest countries in the world and about 50% of Estonia's territory is covered with forest, making this country great for hiking and exploring the well-kept wildlife which is by now extinct in most other European countries. Whether you're looking to do a little bit of soul searching or sleep under the stars, you will find paths to wander freely through Estonia's national parks, alongside deserted beaches and forest paths, passing tiny rustic villages. Here you can forget the supermarket and get the fresh stuff on the go. In summer and early autumn, Estonia's winding forest tracks overflow with tasty goodness. Get a fresh mushroom stew going or stuff your face with blueberries, lingonberries, wild strawberries and raspberries straight off the shrub.

"The magical Estonian forests are where I found my creative vision"

Kerli

Photo by: JÖ

Telling the tales of the magic of Estonian nature is the recording artist and songwriter Kerli. Having spent 15 years travelling the world, Kerli's music has charted on the U.S billboard 200 and been named iTunes Store's Single of the Week. In 2015, Kerli moved into the depths of Estonian forest to turn a new page in her way of living by embracing the wilderness and ancient beliefs of the land that has greatly influenced her artistic persona. The many months spent pursuing a simple existence has inspired her new album, filled with ethereal visuals and deeply personal moments.

The release of "Feral Hearts" marks the beginning of a new chapter written under the Eastern European Moon while connecting with the plants, animals and spirits of her ancient home land. Kerli got seduced by the Sirens of The White River in Nõmmeveski, weaved the yarn of destiny with the Spider Goddess in Viru Bog, wandered into the plant kingdom with the Tree Spirit by Tädu Kuusk, and chased her vision of the majestic White Stag in the woods of Viimsi:

In the upcoming year, Kerli will share tips and advice on how to reconnect with the nature on Visitestonia.com.

Last updated 16.07.2016

In category: Nature & Wildlife

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