Skating adventures in nature

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Skating adventures in nature

Skip the artificial ice rinks this winter and opt for the real deal. Frozen bays, lakes and ponds across Estonia make for fantastic ice fields to skate on. What better way to explore Estonia during this beautiful time of the year?

Marshes and wetlands are worth a visit throughout the year, but during the coldest time of the year you can even explore national parks by skating on the waterways. If you are not sure where to start your trip to a national park, then book a skating tour. Available tours this winter include skating trips to Kõrvemaaskating adventure on Rubina bog, and hike and skating on bog-pools by Seikle Vabaks .

Another way to integrate an hour of skating into your busy itinerary is to look for frozen lakes nearby your route. If you happen to be driving in south Estonia, then look for Verevi natural ice rink and skating tours of Estonia's largest lake Peipsi, also known as lake Peipus, or skating trip on the ice of Lake Pühajärv.

It might take a bit longer for the sea to freeze over, but if that's the case then you can easily replace that walk on the beach with skating on the frozen bay. One of the best places to do that is in the Bay of Pärnu where you'll feel transported. Going more north, a skating trip in Haapsalu is a great way to explore the quaint historical town adored by Tchaikovsky, and you might even get a glimpse of Europe's longest ice road while there.

Last updated : 04.01.2022

In category: South Estonia, West Estonia, Activities & Adventure