Where to go and what to do in Nõva and Noarootsi

In the romantic small town of Haapsalu and small villages, hospitable people await you, surprising you with their sincerity and interest in history and culture. The guests who stayed here are remembered again and again with great respect.

Fishing traditions of Nõva

Enthusiasts can take a fishing trip on the sea or a local lake with professional fishermen from the coast, fishing equipment and an instructor. You can learn about likely places to find fish, what kind of catching methods and techniques to use in various areas, and how to put those to correct and effective use. You will also hear about the traditional methods and beliefs of the coastal folk. The trip lasts about 1–3 hours. Fishing season lasts from late spring until early autumn.

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Nõva Church

Olev’s Church in Nõva originating from the 18th century is a cosy wooden beach-chapel-style church. The unique parchment images on its windows look like real stained glass at first glance. It is one of the few wooden churches preserved in Estonia, and also one of the smallest, measuring at only 13.6 x 7.1 metres. When walking around in the churchyard, take a closer look at the iron crosses there. The crosses made by local blacksmiths are all unique – even the landlady von Ungern-Sternberg of Nõva Manor made herself her own cross. Interesting facts: When inside, take a look at the benches – benches for men and women have a different design. On top of the roof, there is a figure of a rooster. The organ was built by G.Terkmann.

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Bread and white bread workshop in Nõva Break tourist information café

Nõva Break offers rye bread and sourdough bread workshops upon reservation. We have studied the exciting craft of bread baking for twelve years. By now, we have baked tens of thousands of loaves and we still do it with great pleasure! The Nõva Break building can accommodate 5–6 people, but we can come to you with our materials and supplies. You only need a large table and an oven. The workshop includes a bit of theory and baking with the help of a tutor. We will provide the instructions and the fermentation starter. While the bread is rising, which takes about 1–3 hours, you can hike in Nõva in the woods and by the sea.

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Nõva Bakery and Tourist Information Centre

When you are driving to Nõva from Tallinn, you will see three red buildings on your right. The smallest one in the middle is home to a tourist information centre and cafe in the summer. It sells local bread, other baked goods, cold and hot drinks, and ice cream. You can also rest here and gather information about the area’s attractions. Nõva is a unique place with unspoiled nature, beautiful forests, lakes, and a 15 km long sandy beach. We have nice accommodation facilities, but it is also possible to enjoy camping at the camping grounds set up by the State Forest Management Centre.

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Nõva Manor Cafe

Nõva Manor Café is located in the beautiful Nõva village in the northwestern corner of Estonia. The café was founded in a former manor staff house. It has also housed the local dairy. Our menu is homely. From Monday to Friday, there is always at least one daily special meal and soup. In addition to warm food, we also offer delicious cakes, pastries, pies, and kringles – all made on the spot. The place is well suited for birthday parties and other events. Good to know: Nõva shop is located in the same building.

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Nõva Hostel

Nõva Hostel offers accommodation for families, hikers, cyclists, as well as groups of up to 25 people. The house has separate rooms for visitors and a private apartment for larger groups (two bedrooms, a living room, and a bathroom with a shower and toilet). In addition, it is possible to use our seminar hall! In the summer season, it is possible to order breakfast. We are located 1 km walk from the beautiful Nõva beach; the trail runs along the blueberry-lingonberry-mushroom forest. Welcome!

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