Kuimetsa karst area

Kuimetsa karst area

URKE, Kuimetsa küla, Rapla vald, Rapla maakond

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Kuimetsa is home to one of the most extensive and unique karst areas in Estonia. Visitors will see collapsed valleys, funnels, hollows, channels and caves. Five of the caves in the area are big enough to walk into. One of the biggest is 12 metres long and 8 metres wide and forms the opening of a collapsed funnel. During times of high water you can watch the flows passing through the hollows and channels and hear the rush of the water underground; at drier times, there is hardly any water to be seen at all.
Did you know…? *Here you will find Estonia’s biggest karst caves. *The chronicles of Henry the Latvian claim that the ancient Estonians sheltered in these caves while hiding from aggressors.

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Camping area

Getting there

We recommend that you drive to Kuimetsa and then follow the signs to the karst area.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Urke


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