Hiking to Madman Island

Hiking to Madman Island

We did an expedition to a remote bog island called Pikassaare or Ullusaar. That island has a remarkable history. Ullusaar in Estonian means Madman Island. Local people started to call the place with this name after a guy named Arnold Karila escaped from Tartu...

A night trip in the mysterious wetland area

A night trip in the mysterious wetland area

Wetland area Emajõe-Suursoo, located in the Peipsiveere Nature Reserve, is as a well-hidden secret. There is no mass tourism, campfire places with garbage, deforestation or roads with deep tracks made by heavy machines. The quiet rivers and lakes here are home for...

Hiking is always sharing surprises

Hiking is always sharing surprises

Hiking tours are always very exciting and sharing surprises. Look, what Kristina found from a remote bogisland! A beautiful moose antler. Only male mooses have antlers and they shed antlers annually. They do it before the winter (usually in November or December) and...

Canoeing – the best way to explore wetland areas

Canoeing – the best way to explore wetland areas

Most of Peipsiveere Nature Reserve is accessible only by water. Very few people live here and untouched wilderness is one of its main attractions. There are many bog islands where Estonians used to flee to in times of difficulty. What could be more exciting than...

Best time for fishing

Best time for fishing

Spring is the best time of the year for fishing. Nature Tours Estonia offers a great opportunity to do this during our tours in one of the wildest areas in Estonia. In April and May lots of fishes are moving upstream along rivers and it's easy to catch them. Spring is...

Hiking tours in spring

Hiking tours in spring

Spring hikes to hard-to-reach bog islands are always full of excitement and surprises. This time the best find was an old wild boar skull. After cleaning and attaching it to an old wooden base, it looks like a pretty cool trophy - a nice thing that will leave the...