About Elva

Welcome to Elva! It takes approximately 20 minutes by car to drive from Tartu and 2,5 hours by train from Tallinn. Why to come to Elva?

There are several legends about the origin of Elva and its name. Some talk about thunder, others about summer cottages. The heart of the region is considered to be the „pinetown“ Elva which has its historical summer resort image. The whole landscape of the region is rather diversified. Half of Estonia’s second largest lake Võrtsjärve is situated in Elva Municipality. You can also find an adventurous network of hiking trails in Vapramäe-Vellavere-Vitipalu area as well as around Elva and Lake Võrtsjärve. Moreover, you can discover several other smaller or bigger, historical or modern tourist attractions in the area. One thing is certain – you will never get bored while in Elva since there is something to do and discover for everyone.

See you in Elva region!


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