We will pick you up from the lobby of Hotel Viru and take you with our car to the frozen waterfall of Jägala. The ride will be approximately 30 minutes one way. Though popular amongst locals, there is no public transport access to this location. I have visited it dozens of time when frozen and still every time am filled with awe and fascination. We will take a closer look at the Jägala waterfall, you can touch and in some cases even walk over or beneath the whole frozen waterfall. You will also have some individual time to take great instagram photos or why not, just meditate in the presence of this natural wonder. :) We will also bring along some delicious and healthy tea and a light savoury lunch for a winter picnic - something very Estonian to do in the winter. After the tour we will bring you back to Tallinn and drop you at your chosen location if it is in the central area, otherwise we will drop you in the city centre. This tour will only happen if the waterfall is frozen. Otherwise it will be cancelled a few days before.
I am a passionate traveller and a host. I have worked in the hospitality industry with tourists for over 15 years, including in the National Tourist Board of Estonia, Tajik Tourism Development association and as a mountain hut manager deep in the Fiordland of New Zealand. I am an avid traveller having lived in Finland, Tajikistan, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany and in Denmark. I love people, the outdoors, good local food and authentic culture. This tour will be conducted by me or my friend Erkki. You will love him! We met 15 years ago, when we both worked in the Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn and his memorable personality inspired tourists to come back and visit Tallinn just to meet him again :). I promise some great laughter on this trip and a completely refreshed experience.
We will offer a light lunch at the picnic. If you have dietary restrictions, please let me know at least 2 days in advance.
We will offer you one of Erkki's famous and healthy teas or Golden Milk. If you are lucky, he will even share his secret…
We will take you there with our cars. No special seats for children are available.
We will visit and have a winter picnic at the biggest Estonian waterfall Jägala (don't expect Niagara, haha) and take a very close look at this natural wonder, when it is frozen. This happens for just a few days or weeks every year and is admired by locals of the area. We can not predict the extent to which the waterfall will get frozen. This depends on the weather, sometimes the whole waterfall freezes, sometimes only half of it.
This tour will only happen if the waterfall is frozen. Otherwise we will cancel 4-5 days in advance. Children are welcome on this tour, however we cannot provide car chairs for the children. If necessary we can figure out how to rent an extra one.
Winter Picnic at the Frozen Waterfall