Altja fishing village

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

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

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  • Remote & Enchantingly Beautiful

    A fascinating journey into what it must've felt like to live as a fisherman in this remote, serene and exquisitely beautiful region of sea and nature. The colors were vibrant: blue sea & sky, green...

  • Nice little village

    This fishing village is cute. There is a lovely coastal circular 3K walk through woods and back along the beach , mosquitoes permitting. The net sheds are interesting relics but there are many...

  • awful

    Instead of saying hello, girl on the counter said that at leat 1 hour will go if you get your drink or snacks, I can say - the worst experience in the whole world, I have been there at least 5 times...


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