Visitor Centre of Soomaa National Park

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
Soomaa Visitor Centre is located at Kõrtsi-Tõramaa, at the centre of Soomaa National Park, surrounded by mires and bogs, meandering rivers, whispering floodplain woods and blossoming wooded meadows.
When you come to Soomaa by car, on foot or by bicycle, you can look around in the visitor centre, have a rest and plan your further trip. We share information about recreation opportunities in the area and about the branches of RMK Hiking Route.
You can watch study films on Soomaa, nature, animals and birds, and enjoy exhibitions, both travelling and permanent ones. Children find activities in the children's room and serious nature-lovers in the library.
Right next to the centre is a campsite where visitors can have a barbecue, put up a tent and have a good time. Here is also the start of the Beaver Trail; its convenient boardwalk is partially passable with a wheelchair or pushchair.
The visitor centre, built at the site of a junction of former winter roads in place of the old tavern, includes an information point where visitors get information about various recreation opportunities and different study programmes are provided.
Phone+372 526 1924
Opening hours1 May to 12 May Mon to Sun 10.00-16.00
13 May to 15 Sept Mon to Fri 9.00-17.00, Sat to Sun 10.00-18.00
16 Sept to 30 April Mon to Fri 10.00-16.00
except on public holidays

Type of objectVisitor Centre
Parking facilitiesParking area 38 x 65 m
  • Discount campaign programs for schools and kindergartens in winter, spring and autumn
  • information materials and information on Soomaa National Park and other RMK areas
  • possible to visit to the exhibitions in the centre
  • possible to watch films and visit the library
  • forest and nature events


  • Display of the year's animal, bird, tree, etc. from the visitor center's collections
  • "Soomaa's fifth season"
  • "Log rafting in the Pärnu basin"
  • "Secret Paths of the Wildcat"
  • "Soomaa in old photos"
  • "Possibilities of Wetland Farming"
Camping facilities At the Kõrtsi-Tõramaa campfire site.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill.
Wheelchair accessibility yes
Hiking options At the Visitor Centre starts the Beaver trail.
Recycling point yes
SightsThe Visitor Centre is in Soomaa National Park at Kõrtsi-Tõramaa.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
LocationKõrtsi-Tõramaa, Tipu village, Põhja-Sakala municipality, Viljandi County. Object no 19 on the national park map.
Driving directionsFrom Viljandi it is possible to go to Soomaa National Park on Wednesdays by bus no. 55. See further: .
To go to Kõrtsi-Tõramaa, Soomaa National Park on Wednesdays, please book in advance by phone +37 2434 0089, not later than at 18.00 the previous evening.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.431158
longitude: 25.031412
L-EST 97 x: 6477220 y: 560249