Viru Bog Trail
Viru Bog Trail
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Viru Bog trail is 1 km off the Tallinn-Narva highway (E20) on the road leading to Loksa. The 3.5 km trail starts at the car park on the Loksa road and ends at the car park on the Kemba road. The shortest walk along the trail (ca 1 km) is from the Loksa road car park to the viewing tower and back again. The bog is a perfect example of this typical Estonian land formation and its flora.
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jase43ukchelms
Chelmsford, UK359 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This is the MUST DO in the Lahemaa National Park. After youve walked for twenty minutes it really does open up into a true bog and is very pretty and a neat viewing tower. Bring a picnic and some water. Stroll.

The cirular walk back through the woods we got lost so had to ask some other walkers.

Allow a few hours a magical energy here for sure.
Written 29 May 2022
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Nick069
Sydney27 contributions
Dec 2019
We weren't sure if this would be worth it as it was late December when we visited... but it was beautiful! The bog is not what you think, the boardwalk is easy to traverse & the forest walk back was lovely as well. We would totally recommend doing this - at any time of year! You will get stunning photos.
Written 4 February 2020
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sachiesachie
109 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Not quite sure what all the fuss is about. Was a nice enough walk but wasn’t blown away. Wish the signage on the walk had been more detailed. Wouldn’t go out of my way to visit but worth a stop if you’re in the area.

Lahemaa National Park is poorly signposted.
Written 14 September 2019
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Nordic_Adventurer
Helsinki, Finland39 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A well kept boardwalk in a beautiful swamp scenery. Walk starts close to parking and makes a loop. This should definitely be on your itinerary. Take your swimmers with you!
Written 28 July 2019
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Nuttnick
Helsinki, Finland101 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Stunning trail with very diverse things to see. Not often you can visit and explore bogs in that way and just walk through. Definitely recommend stopping by when in the area.
Written 27 July 2019
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BobN06
Avondale, PA525 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Definitely worth a stop - Must see with a walkway over the bog along with an observation tower. Along the way you will be educated on how a peat bog forms and the consequences of draining and mining the peat. Can take an hour or two depending on whether you go beyond the tower and do the full walking loop. An area for swimming if you are game for it.
Written 11 July 2019
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Globetrotter045
Haacht, Belgium5,458 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I did several trails in the beautiful Lahemaa National Park and the viru bog walk was my favourite.
A well maintained boardwalk leads you through the bog. In the middle is a viewing tower with stunning views. And half of the boardwalk, including the tower is accessible by wheelchair or pushchair.
Written 25 June 2019
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kr0elle
Amman, Jordan964 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The trail through the Viru Bog is very educational and makes for a good half-day trip from Tallinn. Everything is very well signposted, including instructive panels in Estonian and English with child-friendly content. There is a viewing tower in the bog which provides a good overview of the area and the impressive scenery. The only downside, however, is that the wooden planks through the swamp are quite narrow which is an issue when there is a lot of people (as at the time of our visit) due to two-way walking.
Written 21 April 2019
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Applefee
Estonia546 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
I’ve been to Viru bog countless times and it never ceases to amaze me, still takes my breath away every time I go. I can seriously say that if you have a little time in Tallinn, hire a car for one day and take the short 30 km trip to Viru bog trail. You won’t be sorry.
The wooden trail runs along the swamp, over the little swamp lakes and the absolutely unique bog landscape. There’s a long version that goes on for quite long but you can’t also just take a leisurely stroll to the viewing tower and then walk back. In summer i’ve seen people swimming in the bog lake... not sure it’s actually allowed but My Scottish friends did it and enjoyed it to no end.
Any time of year you go, it’s going to be fantastic! I can’t recommend it highly enough. I take all my guests and visitors there, they all love it!
Written 27 March 2019
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wunderlichsvenja
Cork, Ireland46 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
The trail is easy to walk. TIP: Take some insect repellent, because depending on the time of the year, there will be insects and they will bite you.
On your walk through the trail you can see amazing landscapes.
Written 16 October 2018
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