Haanja Nature Park

The Nature Park provides an opportunity to get familiar with the rolling terrain, the wonderful scenery and objects of cultural heritage of Haanja.
Haanja Nature Park was established to preserve the landscape, wildlife and heritage of the Haanja area. The size of the protected area is 16,903 ha. The main part of the Nature Park is an about 15 sq km area, which is higher than 250 m above the sea level.
Natura 2000 area for the conservation of birds and natural habitats.
LocationVõru County
AttractionsThe highest hills in the Baltic countries, lakes, landscape, forests, local culture.
InformationRMK Pähni Visitor Centre
+372 501 9564
Visitor management
Centre for State Forest Management in Estonia (RMK)
Protected Area Manager
Environmental Board of Estonia
+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee
More information
Haanja Nature Park
Visitor restrictionsFurther information on restrictions can be found here.
The Nature Park brochure was published by Environmental Board in 2012. Download PDF.
Additional informationIn 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.