Sooma National Park, Estonia

Located in the southwest of the country, the Soomaa National Park covers an area of ​​about 400 square kilometers. In this space we can find a great variety of natural ecosystems , from swamps, rivers, forests and wetlands with a great variety of native flora and fauna.

It was created with the aim of protecting the wildlife of the natural ecosystems it houses. In its swamps and forests there are around two hundred species of plants, shrubs and trees, and a lot of native reptiles, birds and mammals.

Great diversity of fauna and flora

Soomaa National Park is the most important nature tourist destination in the Baltic countries. It will give you a great opportunity to discover true wonders: meandering rivers, meadows and swampy forests. When spring arrives, the park is flooded dramatically, a phenomenon that has been called “the fifth season”.

Among the most interesting animal species that you can find in Soomaa, stand out the golden eagles, black storks, owls, woodpeckers, and various species of wading birds. You can also come across moose, wild boars, beavers, wolves, lynxes and brown bears.

Given its great natural beauty and interest, Sooma National Park receives more than 45,000 visitors a year, of which 10% come from other countries. Admission is free. In its surroundings you will find alternatives to stay, as well as restaurants and other hospitality establishments.

A place to enjoy

The park has a visitor center where you can find all the practical information you need to make the most of your excursions through the Soomaa park. In fact, it is recommended to do the recommended tours; more than ten trails that will take you around the park.

In addition to hiking, you can do other recreational activities in the park. Like, for example, canoeing through the Kuresoo swamp, one of the most important in the country. Or do routes with snowshoes in winter, observe the great variety of birds that exist, etc.