Some travelers spend their entire trips in Viljandi, and when you stop by this quaint town nestled in the southern Estonian forests, you’ll see why. Bright gardens and traditional wood buildings line the streets while locals pass by on bicycles, and the slow pace of life creates a relaxing atmosphere ideal for vacationers. The nearby Lake Viljandi offers more excitement, along with stunning natural vistas, and a variety of hiking trails are accessible from the outskirts of the city. Viljandi offers easy access to many of the other sites on this list, including Soomaa National Park.
2. Suur And Vaike Taevaskoda
There are more than 800 sacred groves The sandstone cliffs and caves are believed to be home to spiritual beings, and the springs are said to have restorative powers. Whether or not you’re a believer, Suur and Vaike Taevaskoda are two of the most peaceful places in all of Estonia, and the untouched, natural setting certainly has a calming effect. in Estonia, and Suur and Vaike Taevaskoda are two of the most important. Located along the ancient Ahja River, these outcrops are revered sites, and locals visit them to pray, present offerings, and receive blessings.
3. Panga Cliff
A powerful rock sits on the northern shoreline of Saaremaa Island, providing a stark and engaging view of the Baltic Sea. Panga Cliff is more than 65 feet tall at its highest point and spans a distance of 1.5 miles. The cliff face is remarkably serene, but that wasn’t always the case — archaeological evidence suggests that it was used for ancient sacrifices. Today, the cliff is a great place to watch a sunset, enjoy a picnic, do some bird-watching, or take some spectacular photos.
4. Soomaa National Park
Take a step into a spectacularly biodiverse world of primitive forests, bogs, and meadows in Soomaa National Park. This preserve offers nature lovers an array of season-specific activities, including hiking, bogshoeing, snowshoeing, kicksledding, canoeing, and mushroom picking. Check out the Hupassaare Study Trail, which leads through the forest to the Kuresoo bog.
5. Narva Castle
Set along the Narva River, protecting the border between Russia and Estonia, the Narva Castle (also known as the Hermann Castle) has stood strong since the 13th century. One of the most popular sites in eastern Estonia, it’s also one of the country’s best-preserved castles. During your visit, you can tour the castle museum to view the beautifully restored rooms and the handicraft area located in the northern courtyard.
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a must-see if you’re interested in taking in the country’s culture and history. It’s one of the best-preserved Hanseatic towns in the world and showcases a variety of architectural styles spanning the centuries. Medieval buildings standing in modern office blocks make quite an impression.
Estonia’s largest island is approximately the size of Rhode Island, but it’s covered in forests, and it boasts some of Europe’s most diverse flora and fauna. The island offers historical sites alongside modern novelties and provides a great introduction to Estonia’s unique allure as a travel destinations.
8. Lahemaa National Park
One of the most prominent parks in Estonia is the Lahemaa National Park. The Viru Raba or Viru Bog is a must see at this park. Adding to this, in the middle of the park is the Sagadi village that adds to the charm of the place—here one can tour the Sagadi Manor and learn heaps about the culture and history of the area.
9. AHHAA Science Centre
This science center offers knowledge, excitement, fun, as well as useful skills. It is a great learning environment and is the kid’s favorite place to visit. The center also has a planetarium as well as a 4D cinema to put the cherry on the top.
The place where the Parnu river meets the Gulf of Riga, the coastal resort city of Parnu. It is also known as the summer capital. It is adorned with beaches where the tourists as well as the locals like spending their vacations. It also has an indoor water park known as the Vee Park for the enjoyment of the visitors.