Lake Viljandi

Lake Viljandi is in a primeval valley, which is 11 m deep, 450 m wide and 4600 metres long. The lake is well-known in Estonia thanks to the song about the boatman of VIljandi, who day-dreams about the beautiful blue eyes of a girl he once saw when he was young. The trail that goes around the lake will take hikers to the observation platform on the other shore where you will see a charming and unique silhouette of the town.

Lake Viljandi is in a primeval valley, which is 11 m deep, 450 m wide and 4600 metres long. The lake is well-known in Estonia thanks to the song about the boatman of VIljandi, who day-dreams about the beautiful blue eyes of a girl he once saw when he

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  • Look up the history of Lake Viljandi

    This is a pre-historic valley lake with great connection to Viljandis historic settlement. Look up the history of the lake when you visit to understand how powerful this water source has been. There...

  • Viljandi lake - running opportunity

    Had the chance to combine a work trip and a running experience around Viljandi lake (only 1/3 of it). There is a walking path around the lake (~15km) with gravel surface boarding the lake. View is...

  • Worth the walk to the beach - you will see the historic villas and stairs of Trepimägi

    The way and stairs down the lake shore are quite steep but definitely worth the walk. Along the way you will also see sculpture "Runner" and another sort of artwork, names engraved to concrete...


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