Seljandiku forest hut

Seljandiku forest hut stands on a glacial ridge of sand where scenic views open up. Due to such sand ridges there is a mosaic landscape here, and sharp transitions between communities. This land is also a former battlefield. In February and March 1944, battles took place in this area and on bog islands. German soldiers and the Omakaitse ('Home Guard') fought against partisans who had come across the frozen Lake Peipsi from Russia to Katase village and moved on towards Imatu and Roostoja.
Phone+372 5681 5722
E-mailinfo.kauksi@rmk.ee
Type of objectForest hut
Parking facilitiesParking area 450 m from the forest hut for about 5 cars
AmenitiesForest hut, picnic table with shelter, woodshed, dry toilet, outdoor fireplace, information board
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Accommodation yes
SightsSand banks, bog, stunning vistas from the upland
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, chanterelles, milk-caps
Winter accessibilityNot kept clear of snow in the winter; firewood provided
Additional informationThe forest hut can be used free of charge. Please observe the principles of freedom to roam.
RestrictionsThe forest hut is situated in Muraka Nature Reserve.
The forest hut remains within the Varessaare special management zone and according to the nature conservation rules, motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited outside roads and paths. Campfires can be made only in designated sites.
LocationParking area 450 m from the forest hut for about 5 cars
Driving directionsDrive 36 km on Jõhvi–Tartu road, turn right after Iisaku small town (at the sign to the Kotka hiking trail) and drive 4.4 km up to the sand bank, then turn left (at the roadside sign). Drive 1.7 km to the stop where you can park your car. Walk along the path for about 700 m to the forest hut.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.081714
longitude: 27.262939
L-EST 97 x: 6553767 y: 687012