Transitional Estonia

Table of Contents

  • The biogeographical barrier of Transitional Estonia

    A zone of landscapes full of forests and mires extends from Lahemaa to Latvia. The area is known as Transitional Estonia. On contemporary satellite photos ...
    Read more »

  • Chains of eskers, kame fields and small drumlins

    Transitional Estonian plains are limnoglacial plains about 40–70 m a.s.l., their generally level relief being highly paludified. Numerous ice marginal formations — eskers ...
    Read more »

  • The Pärnu River basin and floods

    The Pärnu River has also been called the ‘Estonian Mississippi’, as it is the longest river in Estonia and like the true Missisipi is remarkable ...
    Read more »

  • The Soomaa National Park.

    The Soomaa National Park, created in 1993, is the youngest in Estonia, but its area, 370 km², places it second after the Lahemaa National Park ...
    Read more »

  • The Nigula Nature Reserve

    The Nigula Nature Reserve is the first nature reserve created to protect mires in Estonia. The Nigula raised bog is a treeless raised bog of ...
    Read more »

  • The cultural landscapes of Transitional Estonia

    West of the Pandivere Upland lies the forested and paludified, sparsely inhabited Kõrvemaa, covering the areas of the modern counties of Harjumaa, Raplamaa, Järvamaa ...
    Read more »