Pakri & Paldiski Tour

Duration 6 hours

Estonia’s most striking coastline and weirdest Soviet military history are both on display on
the Pakri Peninsula, about 50km from Tallinn. The area’s high, limestone bluffs and lighthouse
make it a photographer’s dream, while its principal town of Paldiski (population 3,800) is best
known for its history as nuclear submarine training centre for the Soviet Navy. Paldiski remained
a closed city until 1994 and much of the crumbling infrastructure of its military past can still be
seen. A 5- 6-hour coach tour from the capital will reveal the peninsula’s dramatic geology as
well as intriguing facts about Paldiski’s once-secret installations. On the way there, some tours
stop for a tasting at a village brewery, and visit the Estonia’s most famous nature site –
the Keila-Joa waterfall – and its adjacent, picturesque manor house.

© Artur Rummel