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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  • 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...

  • 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...


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