RMK Hiking Route Oandu-Aegviidu-Ikla / Oandu–Kalmeoja (40 km)

Harju and Lääne-Viru County, Lahemaa National Park
Those who pass the hiking route by bike should avoid the Viru bog because biking on the boardwalk is prohibited! Instead you should use the designated forest routes.
During the time of a risk of a forest fire in Estonia: • You can make fire only in designated places. • You can make fire only with a wind up to 5 m/s. • Watch out your fire!
The section running through the Lahemaa region streches from the northeast to the southwest of Lahemaa National Park. 
The Hiking Route first runs through the primeval forests of the former Oandu–Koljaku Nature Reserve on prehistoric Seljaku road and through the Lemuselja–Võhma pine forests up to the Võhma village. The alvar terrain of Tandemäe, Võhma and Uusküla has evolved over millennia as a result of natural and human creation; the area had permanent settlement already 4 to 5 thousands of years ago. Among the traces of the life and activities of our ancestors are the stone walls and fields, burials and junipers growing on former fields and pastures.
From between the semi-natural landscapes the RMK Hiking Route proceeds to the river region of Lahemaa National Park. At Joaveski the Loovu River and at Nõmmeveski the Valgejõgi River fall over limestone terraces forming waterfalls. The route crosses the Pärlijõgi River running through a deep valley. After the Kalmeoja stream, finally, the boardwalk leads across the picturesque Viru bog full of bog pools.
Phone+372 676 7010 
+372 329 5555
E-mail info.oandu@rmk.ee
info.lahemaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesOandu Visitor Centre parking for 10 cars or 2 buses is best for a longer period. You can also use Võsu campsite parking for 5 cars, parking at Nõmmeveski for 25 cars or 5 buses, Kalmeoja campfire site parking for 10 cars.
AmenitiesThe trail is marked with kilometre posts and signs.
Camping facilities Camping and campfire sites along the trail and distances between them:
Water Well in Oandu Visitor Centre and Võsu campsite, spring in Nõmmeveski, bog water in Viru bog.
Hiking options Oandu old-growth forest nature trail (4,7 km), Viru bog nature trail (3,5 km)
SightsOandu Visitor Centre, Tandemäe burials, Joaveski waterfall, Nõmmeveski waterfall, Vasaristi waterfall, Pärlijõgi River valley
Additional information Before going to nature, please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Restrictions The trail is situated in Lahemaa National Park, view the restrictions on visiting here. Additional information from the Environmental Board: +372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee.
When walking around the villages/ houses we ask you to respect the privacy of the local people.
LocationHaljala Municipality, Lääne-Viru County;
Kuusalu Municipality, Harju County
Driving directionsDrive 70 km from Tallinn towards Narva, turn left onto Viitna–Koljaku road and drive 6.5 km to Palmse village, turn right (at the sign 6 km to Sagadi). Drive on Palmse–Sagadi road, cross Rakvere–Haljala road (at the sign 2.5 km to Sagadi manor) and drive ahead to the Sagadi Manor. Turn left (at the sign 5 km to Altja fishing village), drive 3 km on Sagadi–Altja road and pass RMK Oandu campsite. Drive 150 m and turn right at the sign to Oandu Visitor Centre. The parking area and information boards are to the left of the driveway.