Nõva Visitor Centre

Lääne County, Nõva Recreation Area
Nõva Visitor Centre is the centre of RMK Nõva recreation area, located in North-West Estonia at Peraküla, near sandy beaches and forests full of wild berries and mushrooms. Here is the start of the 192 km branch of the RMK Hiking Route from Peraküla to Aegviidu, opened in 2015. Before you go to discover the recreation area, take a quick look at our sights in the film "Maa, mis tõuseb merest" ("Land that Rises from the Sea"). We give information about the sights in this neighbourhood, and advice on planning hiking routes. The centre provides activities for both the young and the elderly. You can enjoy our exhibitions, forest games or discover the world of sand with a microscope. The visitor centre offers guided and self-study nature education programmes on various topics for different interest groups.
PhoneTiiu Annuk, communication manager
+372 507 7369, +372 506 2004
E-mail info.nova@rmk.ee
Opening hours 15 May-14 September Mon-Sun 10.00-18.00
15 September-30 September Thu-Sat 11.00-16.00
01 October-31 October Mo-Fri 11.00-16.00
01 November-30 November Wed-Fri 11.00-16.00
01 December-30 April Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00
02 May-14 May Mon-Sun 11.00-16.00
Type of objectVisitor Centre
Parking facilities Parking for 2 buses, 15 cars, max 2 caravans
  • Discuont campaign programs for schools and kindergartens in winter, spring and autumn
  • paid nature study programs
  • information materials and information on Nõva Recreation Area and other RMK recreation areas
  • exhibition introducing forest fires and the migration of arctic seabirds
  • exhibition "The forest begins with trees" 
  • possible to watch films and use the library; forest and nature events
  • sales of firewood;
  • possible to rent the hall for nature events 15 EUR/per hour
Wheelchair accessibility Possibility to use the first floor of the nature centre, toilet
Water Water tap outside the building (the tap is closed during winter time)
Hiking options
Recycling point yes
SightsThere are activities for both young people and elders – forest games, a discovery tour with a microscope in the world of sand, or crafting with natural materials.
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
LocationPeraküla, Lääne-Nigula municipality, 91114 Lääne County
Driving directionsDrive 47 km from Tallinn through Keila towards Haapsalu and turn right at the Määra road junction (sign “Nõva 29 km”). Drive through Nõva for 3.2 km towards Haapsalu, turn right at the Peraküla bus stop and drive 1.9 km to Peraküla village. In the centre of Peraküla follow the sign “RMK Nõva külastuskeskus” to the right. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.208927
longitude: 23.623905
L-EST 97 x: 6563449 y: 478516