Gauja National Park, Vidzeme Region

#1 of 37 in Parks in Vidzeme Region
With almost half of its territory covered in dense forest, Gauja National Park features a landscape dominated by the Gauja River and a range of historical monuments. Spread over 91,745 hectares (226,707 acres), the park was established to protect the environment and provide a nature retreat. You can encounter almost 900 plant and 200 animal species at the site, as well as over 500 monuments and a plethora of nature trails. Look for forts, castles, and windmills related to folk tales and legends hidden among the wilderness away from hotels and busy streets. See for more. Put Gauja National Park and other Vidzeme Region attractions into our Vidzeme Region trip itinerary maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Chic Nature, mountain air. Even in the rain was quite comfortable. I do not recommend to walk on the stairs to those who have a sport-not their friend.) Plus-the stairs are not everywhere handrails on both sides.
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  • Beautiful and quiet place with a good information point for tourists. However, the pedestrian paths in the forest are not ready for winter hikers! Some were like frozen lakes! I guess it's better to g...  more »
  • Great place to have a long walk - there are several routes are available (difference is in complicity). Nature here is just awesome - trees, bushes, flowers, ponds and whilst you are walking, birds are singing for and with you 😃 loved this place
  • Had no idea it is possible to do so much climbing up and down in Latvia. Hiking trail was fun and seeing different animals on the way was extra bonus. No special equipment needed and totally fine for kids as well.
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