Karakat safari on Lake Peipus

Karakat safari on Lake Peipus

Kesk tänav 119, Varnja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond


Book a safari on the ice of Lake Peipus with a karakat. Karakats are custom vehicles, built by local Peipsi fishermen, on large aircraft tires that make it safe to navigate the lake in winter.
The karakat safari lasts 1 hour and also includes stops. During the stops, we will introduce various fishing tools and methods on how to catch fish from an ice hole. We will also talk about the heritage culture of Peipsi fishermen, the local life, and the specialty of karakats.
The safaris only take place if the ice conditions are suitable and the Police and Border Guard Board has given permission to go on the lake ice.

Times and prices

Is open advance bookings only

  • Group price:


    90 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Features and amenities
  • Food and drinks

Getting there

When coming from Tartu along Aovere–Koosa highway, take a right turn at Koosa, and drive straight until Varnja village. The road ends at the Varnja chapel, at a T-shaped intersection. Once there, turn right. At the same junction, you will see a banner for 'Mesi tare kodumaja', which points to the right. Drive for 1.2 km until you reach us. The meeting place must be confirmed with the service provider beforehand!

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Varnja
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