Viru bog study trail

Kolga alevik, Kuusalu vald, Harju maakond

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Viru Bog, one of the most accessible bogs in Estonia, passes through the forest and bog landscapes characteristic of Lahemaa National Park. The trail is 3.5 km and the lap is 6 km long. The study trail introduces the bog's flora, former sand dunes, eskers, and heath forest. There is a boardwalk with an observation tower in the middle of it.
The trail is marked and there are signposts.

Good to know: the boardwalk leading to the observation tower (1,400 meters) is accessible to wheelchair users and families with strollers. The entrance to the first viewing platform was also designed with accessibility in mind.
To preserve the flora and soil, only walk on the boardwalk. Not suitable for cyclists.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Camping area

  • Food and drinks

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

At the 52nd km mark on the Tallinn-Narva highway (E20), turn towards Loksa. Drive for 1 km, until you see the sign on your right for 'Viru raba' (Viru Bog) and the car park. The study trail starts there.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating


Beautiful - in the winter as well!

We weren't sure if this would be worth it as it was late December when we visited... but it was beautiful! The bog is not what you think, the boardwalk is easy to traverse & the forest walk back was...



Nice enough

Not quite sure what all the fuss is about. Was a nice enough walk but wasn’t blown away. Wish the signage on the walk had been more detailed. Wouldn’t go out of my way to visit but worth a stop if...



Beautiful boardwalk hike in Northern Estonia

A well kept boardwalk in a beautiful swamp scenery. Walk starts close to parking and makes a loop. This should definitely be on your itinerary. Take your swimmers with you!

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