Breathtaking nature paths this winter

Source: Arne Ader, Visit Estonia

Breathtaking nature paths this winter

Winters in Estonia are long and dark, but that is exactly what creates the magic atmosphere of the winter. You are most likely to have some snow in January and February, which is when ice rinks and ski centres are in full swing. You can also take a ride across Europe's longest ice road to one of Estonia's many islands.

A snow-covered winter wonderland

Photo by Karl Ander Adami, Visit Estonia

Winter is a great time to go sightseeing in nature. The frozen waterfalls and bogs covered in snow are special sights to behold. The plentiful cosy medieval spaces in cities like Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, and Viljandi truly light up in the winter. Here you can order a glass of grog and engage in a range of indoor activities to really take you back to the medieval heyday of the Hanseatic League.

Estonia is a true find for winter fans

Photo by Visit Estonia

Sled dog hike in eastern Estonia near Lake Peipusis yet another wonderful way to experience the many facets of the local terrain. You can stop for a campfire to rest, warm up and prepare food on fire. Taking out a kick sledge to a frozen bay is always a good way to get some exercise while marvelling at the endless, snow-covered horizon.

Kayaking is just one of the many activities to try at Soomaa National Park

Photo by Tõnu Tunnel

Soomaa National Park is fantastic during any time of the year. This massive national park is home to one of Europe's largest populations of migratory birds. Soomaa is especially great for hiking and snowshoeing in the winter, with calm, frozen views across the park's rugged landscape.

Last updated : 14.12.2021

In category: Activities & Adventure