Soomaa Nature Centre
Soomaa Nature Centre is located in the middle of the park. Building of the visitor centre was finished in 1998 and has been placed on the historical crossroad of ancient winter ways that were used up to the beginning of 20th century for transporting goods from Pärnu to Viljandi.
Soomaa Nature Centre is to give all information needed for those, who come to explore the nature of Soomaa.
Open from 15th of April till 15th of September every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The rest of the year from Tuesday till Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 a.m.
The exhibition "Fifth season in 2010" is open in the centre. Athors of exhibition are: Sandra Kübarsepp, Stella ja Algis Martsoo. Spring flood (called as fifth season) can rise the water level in river up to 4 meters. The flood was very high in 2010 and these photos will give nice overview.
If there is any urgent questions towards us, then please do not hesitate to write or call:
The postal address of the visitor centre is:
Soomaa National Park Visitor Centre
Visitors of the nature centre can do the following:
• request detailed information about exiting places, hiking trails and camp sites in Soomaa from the Information Centre of the SFMC;
•request information about the protection procedure in Soomaa and about the general conservation goals and prohibitions in the national park;
•request information about hiking service providers, food service and accommodation establishments in the national park;
•find materials, maps and information leaflets about the national park;
•watch the film “The Four Seasons of Soomaa” in Estonian and English;
•visit the exposition and exhibition on the second floor (balcony) of the centre;
•take a look at databases; and
•take part in the nature evenings organised in the national park.
Visitors can do the following by the nature centre:
•set up a tent and make a bonfire;
•get on the Beaver Trail. Dams, nests and other traces of beaver activity can be seen when walking down the boardwalk;
•children can play on the playground; and
•hikers can get more water and charge their electrical equipment.