Day trips in Tallinn surroundings

If visiting Tallinn isn't enough of an escape in itself, there are some fantastic day trips leaving from Tallinn that will put you in touch with Estonian nature and history.

Day trips in Tallinn surroundings

If visiting Tallinn isn't enough of an escape in itself, there are some fantastic day trips leaving from Tallinn that will put you in touch with Estonian nature and history. From the islands off the coast of Tallinn, vast national parks to curious nearby towns, there are many fascinating opportunities to explore the local life and surroundings. Taking a trip to these places requires a little bit of planning, so please consult the Tourist Information Centre or a tour operator for assistance. Prangli Island tours show you how we live on Estonian Islands. You will have a chance to explore Estonian wild nature, get to know about stories and legens of the island, and try food made by islanders.

  Jägala Waterfall and Historic Harju County. Visiting the spectacular Jägala Waterfall in every season is a truly amazing natural experience. This tour also covers the surrounding area, which is choc-full of history, legends and natural attractions, for example the most famous karst area in Estonia. It includes the Saha Chapel, the oldest medieval chapel in Estonia, and Rebala, site of the country's oldest agricultural settlement. 

 From City to Beer Capital – Saku Tour If you want to be enjoyed outside the capital (20 km), You are welcome to enjoy the history and modern tastes of the Baltic largest beer brewery, great Saku manor hotel accommodation and festive dinners; Metsanurme old barn and the bread history, Esko's farm dairy products and the environment.

15 km from Tallinn city centre The rocky Viimsi peninsula is both a nature-lovers' getaway and a worthy destination for history buffs. Highlights here include the Estonian War Museum, the Museum of Coastal Folk and the seaside Viimsi Open-Air Museum, which is built around a historic farm. The area is also a home to a few restaurants inspired by the coastal vibe.

 A large proportion of the population of Estonia lives in the immediate neighbourhood of the Surroundings of Tallinn Recreation Area. All of them want to have a share in nature – go jogging, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, walking, have a picnic, go camping in a tent, learn the history of beautiful and interesting places. The Surroundings of Tallinn Recreation Area offers it all. Here one can find places of long and well-known history, scenic seaside areas, large forests and urban green areas.

Tourism Information Tallinn surroundings

Harju County: Tallinn Surroundings tourist map

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Viimsi Open Air Museum
Come and see an authentic and historical coastal village for yourself! The main part of Viimsi Open Air Museum is the historical Kingu farmyard: a farmhouse (with a barn) from the 1820s, a dwelling from the early 20th century, a barn and other buildings. The reconstructed Krüger and Silberfeldt...
Kõrvemaa Archery
The archery track of Sportland Kõrvemaa Hiking and Skiing Centre is perfect for both adults and children. The hilly landscape of northern Kõrvemaa is great for new challenges when it comes to archery. This sport is ideal for beginners and the more advanced alike; you can also combine it with...
Driving a rally car at LaitseRallyPark
LaitseRallyPark is a theme park focused on cars, located just a 30-minute drive from the centre of Tallinn. You can feel like a proper rally driver! Try racing on our 2.3 km asphalt and gravel track. You can drive a BMW, a Lada rally car, or your own car – the choice is yours! Smaller groups can...
Vembu-Tembumaa family park
Vembu-Tembumaa is a theme park for the whole family! It offers a fun experience for toddlers, schoolchildren, and everyone else who is young at heart. The park has tracks for go-karts, ATVs, and electrical cars, as well as water slides and heated pools, saunas, trampolines, a mini golf course,...
Saku Brewery Pub
Saku Brewery complex includes a pub where you can eat lunch during the day or order takeaway. At the weekend, you can listen to live music performed by different groups.  In summer, there is an outside terrace where up to 25 people can enjoy their food and drinks. The brewery also thinks about the...
Regular day trips to Prangli island

Just one of Estonia's many islands, Prangli is Tallinn's closest inhabited island. With unparalleled natural scenery and lovely sandy beaches, it has a maritime culture that dates back to the 13th century. Possible to visit as a day trip excursion, the trip to Prangli island...

Sea safari to Naissaar and a truck tour of the island
Our fast speedboat takes you to the memorable Naissaar in only 30 minutes! We have three speedboats; we can take 36 people to the island in one trip and up to 150 a day. On the island, you will be greeted at the harbour by the driver of a military truck who will take you on a 2.5 hour tour;...
Trip to Väike-Pakri island
On the hike, you will learn about the history of the Pakri islands and the culture of the coastal Swedes that used to live there, as well as see nature untouched by humans. We will explore the limestone bluff and visit military sites abandoned by Soviet troops. We will also learn how the current...
Kayak trip from Valkla Maritime Centre to Island Pedassaare
At the Reimann Retked Maritime Centre on Valkla beach, you can book a kayak trip to Island Pedassaare. This lovely evening trip to the islet in Kolga Bay is accomplishable for every beginner.On the island, we will examine the traces of the sea that is forcing its way there, admire the forest, take...
Viking Village
The Viking Village is like a peaceful harbour which fills you with peace and slight awe of the primeval nature. This ancient village is constantly upgraded and has everything that a Viking might need: - an ancient stronghold which is protected from enemies by a catapult and an experienced warrior...
Flyboard ride in Rummu quarry
Flyboarding is a type of extreme sport, which allows you to fly over and thorugh water. Finding balance usually takes about five minutes for first-time users. After that, you can do various tricks. An instructor will control the power of the flyboards, adding height and speed in accordance with the...
Rehearsal diving at Lake Rummu
The quarry lake of Rummu has crystal-clear water and an exciting lake bottom, which have made it a long-time favourite of divers. At the bottom of the lake, you find an underwater museum of sorts, offering an unforgettable experience. There are several buildings and garages at the lake bottom;...

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