The best winter activities for thrill seekers

Photo: Anneli Arusaar

The best winter activities for thrill seekers

Winter time in Estonia conjures images of skiing through snowy forests or visiting twinkling Christmas markets. However, for those who would like a side of adventure with their winter holiday, you can try an extreme off-roading safari, a night hike through the woods, or escaping from a former prison complex. Grab your friends or family and get your heart pounding with these adventure ideas!

Estonian Police Museum

Lääne-Viru maakond, Rakvere

The interactive Estonian Police Museum gives visitors the chance to experience the work of police in a fun way for themselves. You can test your reaction skills at the wheel of a car, try on a police uniform, learn what to do to cope with civil unrest, take someone's fingerprints, solve criminal cases and more! The Children's Police Museum is designed for the littlest visitors, where they can learn safety rules for being out and about on the streets, play detective games, make things and have a whole heap of fun in the playroom. The exhibitions at the museum were put together with the help of police and border guard officials. There's plenty to see and do for everyone!

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Sled dog hikes in Järvselja forests and Peipsiveere Nature Reserve

Tartu maakond, Ahunapalu küla

Come and enjoy the wide open space of a natural landscape in a primeval manner – on a sled dog hike! Karusaare sled dog hikes offer a possibility to go on hikes in Järvselja forests all year round, and in the Peipsiveere Nature Reserve during winters. Our sled dogs love to be your companions during an easy hike that lasts for a few hours, as well as a dog sled trip that lasts for several days. A camp fire is always a part of our trips – it gives food a special flavour, warms the freezing hikers, and provides light and a peace of mind... Exhaustion is alleviated by a Russian sauna. If you wish, we can arrange catering.

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Adventure hike "Night in the woods with a lantern" in Elva recreational area

Tartu maakond, Vissi küla

This adventure hike offers you an opportunity to come to the forests in the Elva recreational area in Tartu County. Thanks to the nocturnal peace, you will hear the noises of animals and birds better. You will also be able to smell the nocturnal forest. The hike is made more exciting by playfulness and proper hike rituals. At the end of the hike, you can rest your legs next to a crackling fire and eat a well-deserved picnic meal.  Those who complete the hike will be rewarded with a small gift! The hike is suitable for people aged 10 or older. Children can participate along with their parents.  

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Sauna session in a traditional Old Võromaa smoke sauna at Mooska

Võru maakond, Haanja küla

The Smoke sauna traditions of Old Võromaa have found a dignified place in the list of UNESCO intangible cultural heritages. At Mooska Farm, you can try this ancient Estonian heritage for yourself. A traditional sauna session lasts at least three (3) hours and the smoke sauna of Mooska Farm can comfortably accommodate eight people. The rich aroma of burning wood is complemented by a whispered note of the meat smoked in the sauna, birch boughs, and sauna honey. Located next to a pond; in winter, you can quickly dip yourself in its nearby icy waters. The sauna's heating cost includes two boughs, hand-made soaps, sauna honey and herbal tea. For an additional fee, you can also receive a juniper bough, towels, a sauna hat, a bathrobe and home-made beer.

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Jeep safari in Saaremaa, adventure games, a quarry race

Saare maakond, Valjala alevik

Are you looking for an exciting and energetic leisure activity with your friends or colleagues in Saaremaa? We specialize in Jeep safaris, adventure games and other memorable events involving technology in the countryside and quarries of Saaremaa. If you would like to spend a few hours racing in a quarry or organize your team a cool adventure game (lasts several hours) in order to improve your team work, then you have come to the right place! Our activities do not depend on the seasons or the weather; all you need is good humour and an adventurous spirit!

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Escaping from the former Pärnu prison

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu linn

We re-opened the legendary Pärnu prison, which has a long history and was closed in 2007. Here, we have established the largest complex of escape rooms full of different puzzles in the Nordic Countries and Eastern Europe. The prison you have to escape from hides the secrets of the most psychopathic criminals. You have to escape the prison in three hours. If you get stuck, you can ask for clues for a worthy bribe from the prison guards. The game is suitable for smaller and larger groups. You can also come alone – buy a ticket and join another group of "prisoners". You can book a time on our website.

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Seikle Vabaks bog shoe hike in Tolkuse bog

Pärnu maakond, Rannametsa küla

The Luitemaa Nature Protection Area is one of the most unique landscapes in Estonia. Some of Estonia's tallest and most beautiful sand dune pine woods grow here. The local bog, Tolkuse, is also the most famous bog in the area at nearly 6,500 years of age. With around 40 bog pools it is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in Estonia! The highest point of the dunes, Tõotusemägi hill, is an ancient sacred site where people sacrificed already 1000 years ago. Trekkers taking part in this expedition will enjoy a prepared hiking route, the services of a guide, a light out-door meal, and Bog shoes as well as an unforgettable adventure! The price is valid for groups with a minimum of 6 people. Groups smaller than 6 are encouraged to contact the expedition company to arrange pricing.

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Last updated : 19.10.2018

In category: North Estonia, Activities & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife