Mire landscapes stretching to the horizon and autumnal colours in bogs make up a scene rarely encountered elsewhere in the world.
Bogs and mires are important in Estonian folklore, and they are seen as places of of mystery and peace. They cover fifth of the mainland area in Estonia, of which bogs are the most ancient, stretching back to over 10,000 years. The flora and fauna in these areas is like nowhere else, with many unique animal and plant species present. About a quarter of Estonia's plants grow only in mires, among them many relict species from the Ice Age.