Altja fishing village

Altja fishing village

Altja küla, Haljala vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

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Altja is a typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street. The village was first mentioned in written records in 1465. The Uustalu and Toomarahva farms at Altja are typical coastal farms and have been restored by Lahemaa National Park. On the headland of 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.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Food and drinks

Getting there

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

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Altja
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Picturesque Remote Setting

This little fishing village of Altja is definitely worth the visit when passing through Laheemaa Nation Park. From the Car park where the restaurant is located, its an easy 15-20 minute walk to the...



Small old village at the coast

Worth a visit. This old fishing village has still lots of authentic houses and the path around the village that leads by the sandy beach impressed with stunning views. Plus point for having a...



Stunning part of the Estonian Coast

We were advised at Palmse to include this area in our Lahemaa Tour and were very glad we did. Apart from the fishermans cottages there is walk you can make up to Vergi where there is a small...

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