Car tour of Soomaa National Park

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Soomaa National Park between Viljandi and Pärnu is known for its primeval swamps, skiffs made of a single tree trunk, or haabjas, and unique suspension bridges. Spring floods are jokingly called the fifth season.

There are five large wetlands in Soomaa, also known as the capital of Estonian primeval nature. On the banks of the meandering rivers, you will find diverse river flood-meadows and wooded meadows. Additionally, you will also find exciting hiking trails, observation towers, and gorgeous sunrises or sunsets.

Below you will find recommendations that are definitely worth visiting on the day tour!
Come, discover, and enjoy the beauty of nature!

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church – St. Peter’s Church in Kõpu

    Churches

    Pärnu maantee 1, Kõpu alevik, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71201

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  • 2
    Tipu Nature School in Soomaa

    National parks and nature centres

    TIPU KOOL, Tipu küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71211

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  • 3
    Lake Öördi nature study trail

    Hiking Trails

    SOOMAA RAHVUSPARK 35, Iia küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71210

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    Soomaa National Park and Visitor Centre

    National parks and nature centres

    Tipu küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71211

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  • 5
    Beaver Trail in Soomaa National Park

    Hiking Trails

    Tipu küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71211

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  • 6
    River Lemmjõgi Nature Study Trail

    Hiking Trails

    Sandra küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71309

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  • 7
    Kuraniidu Nature Study Trail

    Hiking Trails

    Sandra küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71309

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  • 8
    Ingatsi Nature Study Trail

    Hiking Trails

    Sandra küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond 71309

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  • 9
    Riisa study trail in the Soomaa National Park

    Hiking Trails

    TAALI METSKOND 78, Riisa küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond 86815

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  • 10
    Jõesuu suspension bridge

    Nature Sites

    Limbo, Jõesuu küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond 86802

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  • 11
    Jõesuu village café and shop on the border of Soomaa National Park

    Cafes

    Jõesuu küla, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond 86802

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  • 12
    Piesta Kuusikaru farm cafe

    Cafes

    PIESTA-KUUSIKARU, Kullimaa küla, Põhja-Pärnumaa vald, Pärnu maakond 87611

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Open all year round

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Getting there

When leaving Viljandi, take the Tartu-Viljandi-Pärnu Road and head towards Kõpu.

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  • Signposted
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