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Altja was first mentioned in written records in 1465 and is a typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street. The Uustalu and Toomarahva farms at Altja are typical coastal farms and have been restored by Lahemaa National...more
Altja kula, Vihula, Estonia
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

A fascinating journey into what it must've felt like to live as a fisherman in this remote, serene and exquisitely beautiful region of sea and nature. The colors were vibrant: blue sea & sky, green grass, red boat and brown thatched roofs. The roofs: a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This fishing village is cute. There is a lovely coastal circular 3K walk through woods and back along the beach , mosquitoes permitting. The net sheds are interesting relics but there are many other very old buildings

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Instead of saying hello, girl on the counter said that at leat 1 hour will go if you get your drink or snacks, I can say - the worst experience in the whole world, I have been there at least 5 times in 25 years,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elroijan
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The village is worth visiting for its scenic view of the Golf of Finland, trails and well preserved fishermen houses.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mohansund
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a wee stopover on the coastline tour. A wee tourist shop on the side of an abutment of the coast. Gives nice views

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iainmcleod
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Hiking trail is well marked and easy to follow. Village is very picturesque and photo worthy. One of the houses was having it's roof relaid when we visited and it was very interesting to watch the traditional craftsman at work.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank incite_wanderlust
Reviewed 18 July 2017

It is a small, pretty village. The cluster of fisherman's huts I see in photos is about 1/2 mile's walk off the road. The path then loops around to make a rather longer circle. Where the huts are there is a crafts shop (carefully not...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Altja is a beautiful village to explore , full of old (restored) loghouses by the coast . There is a short hiking trail (3km) starting from the Toomarahva Loghouse , but you can easily make a detour that takes you deeper into the woods surrounding...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jan G
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Nice fisherman village... with grate view and amazing sightseeing. If you want too see the real estonia you have too visit

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Kata M
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Small Place, beautiful historical area. The restaurant is unique - a old log house and the food is excellent! Traditional Estonian food - it was really good! The midsummer party is a big thing there!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Satu H
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