Lahemaa National Park

Lahemaa National Park was established for the protection, study and popularisation of nature and cultural heritage, including ecosystems, biodiversity, landscapes, ethnic culture and sustainable use of natural resources of North Estonia. This is the conservation area for woodland, wetland and coastal ecosystems, but also semi-natural communities (alvars), geological monuments (the Baltic Klint) and historical and architectural monuments. The national park belongs to the European Natura 2000 network as Lahemaa's bird and wilderness area.

The total area of Lahemaa National Park is 747,84 sq km, of which 479,10 sq km of mainland and 268,74 sq km of sea.
State Forest Management Centre (RMK) has been involved in visitor management in the Lahemaa National Park since February 2009.

Forest trails and pathways are meant only for hiking on foot, by bike or on horseback. Driving motor vehicles (incl. motorbikes, ATVs and snowmobiles) away from public roads is strictly forbidden!

Harju County, Lääne-Viru County
AttractionsNorth-Estonian coast with peninsulas and bays, diverse forest types, Baltic Klint, alvars, erratic boulders, bogs, villages, manors
Hiking and cycling, camping, nature watching and education, photography, learning about cultural heritage 
RMK Lahemaa National Park Visitor Centre
+372 329 5555
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Palmse, Haljala Municipality, Lääne-Viru County
InformationRMK Oandu Visitor Centre
+372 676 7010
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Oandu, Haljala Municipality, Lääne-Viru County
Visitor management

Please see the visitor restrictions established in here.

Protected Area Manager

Environmental Board of Estonia
+372 662 5999,
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Lahemaa National Park

External linkService providers in Lahemaa
The national park`s brochure published by Environmental Board in 2019. Download PDF
Additional information In Estonian nature, old explosive devices left from the war, still can be found. If you have found an object resembling an explosive device, leave it untouched, mark the location and immediately report the discovery to the emergency number 112. More information on the website of the Estonian Rescue Board.