The epic landscapes of Estonia’s untouched wilderness, require an extra season to explore their wonders.
The fifth season marks the floods of Soomaa, – a word that tranlates as the ‘land of bogs’.
Lose yourself in a slow, immersive journey through there oft wild places, all of which are best explored in a traditional Dugout Boat, built and used in this magical countryside for centuries.
The unique boat is hollowed out from a single tree, usually aspen, with expanded sides and a shallow base.
The rare art of boat-makingis kept alive through a few named master practitioners who transmit their exclusive knowledge through traditional apprenticeships.
Take the time to connect with the locals and admire the craftmanship in their construction. With not a soul in sight but that of the wildlife, paddle to the beat of birdsong whilst trying to catch the wiley and illusive fish.
It’s about time.