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+372 435 7164, +372 526 1924
Opening hours17 May to 1 October, Mon to Fri 09.00-17.00, Sat to Sun 10.00-18.00
2 October to 16 May, Mon to Fri 10.00-16.00
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


  • The Fifth Season 2010
The fifth season of 2010 was special – such water expanse had not been seen in Soomaa for over fifty years, remaining just below the flood of 1956.
Also the roads were flooded, causing problems to local people both for the water damage to animals and buildings, as well as for the things washed away or scattered by the high water. All this can be seen in the exhibition in Soomaa Visitor Centre. The authors of the exhibition are Sandra Kübarsepp, Algis and Stella Martsoo.
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.
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