Estonia boasts some spectacular scenery and inspiring natural landscapes. For visitors who enjoy the Great Outdoors, the country offers much to see and do. The peat bogs and mires that cover a fifth of mainland Estonia offer a unique, outdoor experience.
Bog walking in Estonia is possible with the help of wooden boardwalks or special bog shoes that work in a similar way to snow shoes. Hikers can walk freely without sinking and causing damage to the environment. Bog-shoeing is an unforgettable experience, that enables your conference attendees to enjoy an up, close and personal encounter with the local ecology.
There are lookout towers at the end or middle of the boardwalks in most of the bogs. Views from the towers are breath-taking, especially at sunrise.
Among the most accessible of the wetland areas is Viru Bog, just a 30 minute drive from Tallinn, on the edge of Lahemaa National Park. The tour enables visitors to traverse the landscape on wooden board trails, while getting acquainted with the area’s flora, fauna and geology.
You can go bog walking in Estonia all year round—like nature changes its colours, bogs also alter their colours in different seasons! Bog walking does not require intense physical preparation – if you can manage a good walk, you can manage a bog shoeing tour.