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About us

Estonian Nature Tourism association was founded year 2018. Our goal is to develop Estonian nature tourism, to network Estonian nature tourism service providers, to be a reliable partner for the Estonian Tourism Board and other partners.  We know Estonian nature tourism entrepreneurs, have good contacts and can recommend the best ones for your trip. Any question you can write project manager Marilin - info@loodusturism.com  

Our wish is to become more aware of the importance of Estonia's reputation and image as a high-value natural state and the need to preserve and improve it both in Estonia and internationally.


We are convinced that the image of a natural state is important internationally not only for the success of the tourism sector, but also contributes to the promotion of Estonia's reputation and economic and cultural space in general.


In the course of our activities, we support and value the culture of different communities and regions, respect the principles of nature and environmental protection, and stand for the highest standards of tourism ethics.
The preserved and valued natural resource is the cornerstone in creating Estonia's ecosystem and sustainable future economy.

To achieve the goals, we do:

  1. protect and stand up for the common interests of Estonian nature tourism service providers both in Estonia and abroad;

  2. represent the members of the association in various state and social decision-making and representative organizations;

  3. promote sustainable, eco-tourism and eco-tourism and stand for the principles of conscious travel;

  4. marketing campaigns, which introduce the services of our members both within Estonia and worldwide; also nature tourism events and other activities.

  5. cooperate with the public, private and third sectors both in Estonia and abroad; nature guide and tourism education institutions, internship opportunities for nature guide learners are offered.

  6. contribute to the development of nature tourism services and the improvement of the quality of nature tourism products;

  7. participate in researches for developing the sector;

  8. are actively looking for partners for the development of nature tourism both in Estonia and abroad.

In any questions or for further information you are welcome to contact us info@loodusturism.com or call +372 5105 441

Our members:

Mammals watching

Natourest OÜ 

The company offers nature walks in the forests of Alutaguse nature park by snowshoeing, walking, sledding, etc. If you are interested in bear, eagle or seal watching, contact us and find out more here. For more information: bert@natourest.ee 

 

Prangli Travel

If you want to go exploring Prangli Island or go on a nature trip near Tallinn, Annika organizes a trip with transport. In addition, the company offers historical trips in the heart of Tallinn. For more information: annika@pranglireisid.ee 

 

Birdwatching

 

Birding Haapsalu 

Birding and mammal watching trips in Estonia are led by professional guides. We help to make your visit to Estonia unforgettable. For more information: birdinghaapsalu@gmail.com 

 

Pikla Birdhouse 

Pikla Birdhouse (Pikla linnumaja) is located in the Luitemaa nature reserve, right on the sea shore, one of the best places to watch birds. This holiday home is suitable for up to 15 people to enjoy nature, silence and peace. Birdwatching trips, meeting or seminar rooms and a refreshing smoke sauna are available on request for groups. For more information: pikla.linnumaja@gmail.com 

 

Loodustaju 

Birdwatching hikes in the Middle-Estonia

Guide Liisi is just like a bird fairy, who can turn your walk in nature into a wonderful experience. Everything around changes as if it were a story of its own, and time disappears unnoticed. For more information: loodustaju@gmail.com    

Kaks Hunti OÜ and Marko Poolamets

Marko is a photographer with a medical background and a master's degree in nature tourism. It is exciting to go on a photo trip to watch birds or look for bear tracks. Marko also offers visual and tourist marketing solutions. See more information and contact - capture-estonia.ee, @marko_poolamets_photography

Flora

 

Heritage Tours Estonia and Maarika Naagel

Maarika moved back from Tallinn to the so-called roots in Saaremaa and today offers exciting real walks in Vilsandi National Park. Maarika offers one- or multi-day hiking tours, passing on to hikers the knowledge and wisdom about culture and nature inherited from their ancestors. Find out more about the activities here - heritagetours.ee

 

Nature Tours Estonia  

Peipsiveere Nature Reserve, one of the wildest and least inhabited places in Estonia is home to many endangered privacy-seeking (hemerophobic) species. Also the largest cranberry reserves are hiding here. Moose are numerous here, as well as many other symbolic mammals of Estonia. Bird-lovers will surely see signs of eagle activity and we will possibly spot some of them circling above the bog. Hikes are combined with foraging berries or mushrooms. Possible to use bogshoes, canoes and sled dogs. info@naturetoursestonia.com 

Liina Steinberg nature tour guide

Freelance guide and photographer. Liina is also associated with NGO Save the Estonian Forests. She takes you on a nature trip through the eyes of a forest protector and introduces the life cycle of the Estonian forest. steinbergliina@gmail.com  

 

Peeter Vissak nature tour guide

A freelance guide and photographer with whom it is always exciting to go birdwatching on the coast or small islands. He is also a professional in knowing orchid and other unique plant species. fotovissak@gmail.com   

 

Uuejärve matkapesa VistiKorvemaa

One hour drive from Tallinn, next to Lahemaa National Park, at the Kõrvemaa Natura2000 forest and a bog area you’ll find wonderful possibilities for a getaway, to spend time foraging berries or mushrooms. Year round hiking - walking, bogshoeing, canoeing, SUP-board, kicksledding and snowshoe hiking filled with seasonal highlights. At a former farmhouse you’ll find home accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and a nice living room for meetings and gatherings. You can also have sweet dreams at treehouses or hammocks. matkapesa@visitkorvemaa.ee

Nature retreat

Jäägri Villa - Nature Tours from Hunter's Villa

The Hunters' Villa houses a magnificent collection of Estonian animals, which you have the opportunity to encounter in the wild during our nature tours. There are rooms for 19 persons, plus a sauna, catering hall and a beautiful garden area with old oak trees. You can also explore nature by hiking with a former hunter, who will share some of his secrets about mammals. For more information: info@jaagrivilla.ee 


Mustjõe Kõrtsitalu

A former winter tavern in the forests of the Kõrvemaa region, 1 hour drive from Tallinn, offers a glimpse into traditional Estonian life a century ago, showcasing local traditional architecture and serene natural surroundings. You can forget yourself and feel taken centuries back, losing the track of time, while observing horses walking loose in the forest. The forests are also a home to big game- like moose, bears and lynxes. mustjoe@mustjoe.ee 

 

Preeriakoda 

The place offers exciting nature walks in Rapla County with the possibility to spend the night at native tipi tent. Would you like to wake up with the sunrise and hike in the swamp with your own bushcraft snowshoes, walk in the silence or go canoeing and listen to all the sounds of nature's awakening? For breakfast you can make pancakes on the campfire. info@preeriakoda.ee  

 

Linnumäe Loodustalu

A cozy nature farm with a guest house awaits visitors in the Ohepalu nature reserve in North-Estonia. We offer many different activities in Kõrvemaa area- walking tours, snowshoeing, skiing, canoeing. We accommodate up to 20 people, offer conference room and gatherings, possible to use the sauna and on-site catering. kulalistemaja@gmail.com

Vango Wonderland and Triin Kallas

An unbeatable recreation center with nature and a hospitable family in Pärnu County. Check out the possibilities here - vango.ee

 

Activities in nature

North-Estonia

 

360 degrees/Frank Events

We organize adventurous nature trips every season everywhere in Estonia. Canoeing, fatbiking, kayaking, bogshoeing, etc. For more information: info@360.ee 

 

Reimann Retked

Kayak trips in Tallinn Bay to small islands or along the rivers of Northern-Estonia. If you can't find Mart, the founder of Reimann Retked, on rivers, he may be in a swamp with snowshoes or in the forest with sledges in the winter season. Mart is a man with the wisdom and higher nature skills, always happy to share his knowledge and tips. info@retked.ee

 

Elamusretked 

Kunnar organizes adventure tours and adventure marathons all over Estonia at different times and places in a sustainable way, leaving nothing behind. Those who are close to nature and who value nature are welcome to his hikes. info@elamusretked.ee

 

City Bike

You can rent proper bicycle equipment and bikes directly from Tallinn- may it be for one or for the bigger group of cycling enthusiasts. If needed, CityBike will also prepare an exciting one-day or multi-day hiking route across Estonia. mail@citybike.ee  

Hingega Looduses (Wanderer hikes) 

Be it water, ice or snow, vigorous movements, adventurous journeys, kayak trips or sled dogs - these are some of the options you can experience when you come on a hike with the Wanderer Travelers. info@randajad.ee

 

Rajalt Maas 

Hiking in nature - on foot, with snowshoes, hiking skis, accompanied by a nature photographer who will open your eyes as if they were lenses. Details, points of view, perspectives - everything that you might not have been able to notice before. This hike will definitely give you a completely different picture of nature and skills for photography. Sounds exciting? Write your hiking thoughts to e-mail  jarek@rajaltmaas.ee 

Lahendaja OÜ / Lahematkad ja Heiki Hõimoja

In the region of Northwest Estonia, Heiki will look for all the cool places and take you on hikes. Book a trip to heiki@lahendaja.ee in advance. Find an interactive hiking trail at www.matkarada.ee.

Lahemaa Ökoturism MTÜ and Kauri Kivipõld

Lahemaa Ecotourism takes you to educational and exciting nature trips in the Lahemaa region. Check out the possibilities here - lahemaaturism.ee

Estlander MTÜ and Erki Vaikre

Nature trainings / Survival training / Heritage training / Population protection / Outdoor training - exciting survival trips in Lahemaa or Kõrvemaa, Northern Estonia. Did you know what bushcraft means? See more and contact us here - estlander.org, info@estlander.org

Windrose Cruising OÜ and Liina Freivald

If you want to go to sea, Liina will find a solution and opportunities for your company. Contact us and plan a pleasant cruise here - liina.freivald@gmail.com

 

Metsamõisa Vara OÜ and Priit Adler

Priit offers exciting nature educational trips on foot or with snowshoes in the Harju County area. There are many programs and opportunities. Check out the possibilities here - metsamoisa.ee

Nelson / Rivanel OÜ and Vahur LeemetsVahur takes you on a canoe trip, the river options include the Valgejõgi, Põltsamaa and Pärnu rivers. The hiking club is also involved in climbing training and the construction of climbing walls and adventure trails. Check out the possibilities here - nelson.ee


​South-Estonia 

 

Lokko farm  

Walking, cycling and canoeing tours. Priit thinks that every hike can be like an adventurous nature lesson. We learn to value, observe and preserve nature. If you want to come to South- Estonia to discover nature and yourself through adventure, then this is the right place. For more information:

 

Loodusturism 

Sledding, bike tours, canoeing and light raft tours, hikes on foot or with snowshoes in South- Estonia around Otepää and Pühajärve area. info@loodusturism.ee 

 

Matkajuht 

Levo is passionate nature enthusiast with every season, every weather and every possibility. Hiking trips in South-Estonia and across Estonia, snowshoe hiking,  FATbikes and electric bikes for a family or even bigger group. Also possible to enjoy water activities- canoeing on different rivers, or on light rafts to discover the underwater life in Aidu or Rummu quarries.  info@matkajuht.ee 

Ilmavald OÜ

Horseback rides, sleigh rides, and carriage rides will take you to the scenic nature trails in South-Estonia. Come and enjoy the untouched Estonian nature, which is a real antidepressant and source of vitality. During the rides, we also observe different birds, animals and plants. For more information: info@hobumatkad.ee  


SKIFT ski trips 

Skift - because you can ski! We offer ski trips and ski camps for adults, Youngsters and children both in Estonia and elsewhere. When there is no snow, we organize climbing camps and walking tours. info@skift.ee 

 

West-Estonia

Viis Aastaaega soomaa.com

offers wonderful opportunities to discover West-Estonia’s overfloated landscape by canoeing with local nature guides. We invite you to explore Soomaa National Park with us! Our company – Viis Aastaaega/Five Seasons is amongst the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism (ECST) certificate of EUROPARC. Canoeing in spring, kickbiking in summer, bogshoeing in autumn, kicksledding in winter. info@soomaa.com 


Seakayaking Estonia 

High-quality canoeing, kayaking expeditions, trips, courses, and training if needed. Internationally highly qualified team of enthusiasts, guides and coaches for sea kayaking and canoeing. info@seakayakingestonia.com   

 

Matka-Rebane at Soomaa nature park

To protect nature, we need to understand and feel it. We bring people back to nature and show the responsible way to enjoy and to live in the nature. By participating in her hikes, you also contribute to saving nature. A good choice if you are interested in nature observation hikes, SUP board discovery trips or sledding on soft snow. matkarebane@gmail.com 

 

Seikluspartner 

The company helps to create your adventure and special moments at Vilsandi or Matsalu nature park. Possible to enjoy sea or mainland nature adventures, during the day or evening, group events or taylor-made nature programmes. info@seikluspartner.ee 

Other members as

 Hansareisibüroo AS and Toomas ElmetThey offer both bus transport and other travel agency services: ferry tickets, Euro- and Ecolines bus tickets, health and traffic insurance, etc. Cooperate with all major tour operators. Find out more about the possibilities here - hansareisid.ee

 

Lahemaa Tourism Association
The association brings together tourism professionals from the Lahemaa region. Kaisa Linno, VisitLahemaa, @visitlahemaa

Võrtsjärve Sõprade Selts MTÜ and Anmar Pihlak
The Jõesuu recreation area surrounding the visitor center has a public car park, a beautiful sandy Emajõgi beach, an even more beautiful sandy beach on Lake Võrtsjärv, and a playground for children. Refreshments are available at the Konks Café, an apartment in the accommodation center. In the information point you will find all the necessary information about the recreation opportunities and entrepreneurs of the picnic area. The information point is open during the season - check out the options here - vortsjarv.com

Contact

Please feel free to contact us if you want to cooperate with us or have any concerns regarding Estonian nature tourism

Marilin Pehka

Project manager

+372 5105 441, info@loodusturism.com

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