Jarek Jõepera

Lahemaa National Park

Visit Estonia

Situated about 70km east of Tallinn, Lahemaa National Park provides a great overview of most of the natural and cultural landscapes characteristic of Estonia. Lahemaa (Land of Bays) was named after the bodies of water between its peninsulas.

In Lahemaa (Land of Bays), located on the northern coast of Estonia, you will find stony and sandy seashores, picturesque bogs, pine forests, old-growth forests, cliff forests, alvars and rivers that have cut into the limestone cliff. You will also find many geological, historical and architectural monuments. There are many erratic boulders, which were brought over from Finland by continental ice. Plenty of legends and stories are connected to these boulders.