Everything in Setomaa is the same as in Estonia, just completely different. This region has throughout history been under the jurisdiction of various Russian entities. Because of this, the Setos are Orthodox Christians and churches, chapels, and holy days are of special importance to them. What is distinct us that on church/chapel days, Setos go to the cemetery to feast and celebrate at the graves of the departed, a celebration that the Setos call kirmas. The Setos have their own folk song tradition, the Seto leelo, which differs significantly from Estonian runo folk songs. Seto cuisine is almost the same as Estonian cuisine, only different, be it by preparation method, combination of ingredients, or serving style. Setomaa has always been a border area -- between Western and Eastern culture and religion -- and because of this it has its own kind of people who are neither this or that, just Setos.

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Sunset trips from Värska beach

Seto Line boat trips are the perfect way to enjoy the nature of Setomaa and the views of t...

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Old Jüri`s Soap Chamber

Old Jüri`s Soap Chamber is one special place. Silver Hüdsi, the first and only male soapma...

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Obinitsa Museum

The Obinitsa Museum offers an opportunity to learn about the unique history and culture of...

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Kisejärve hiking trail

Kisejärve hiking trail is 6 km long and runs along former horse roads and swamp borders (r...

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Pullijärve hiking trail

Located next to the community of Misso, Pullijärv is a nice place to spend some time.  If ...

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Õrsava Lake Hiking Trail

The Õrsava Lake Hiking Trail winds around the lake of the same name. The 5 km trail starts...

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Saatse Seto Museum

Saatse Seto Museum was opened in the former schoolhouse on 25 July 1974. The museum was fo...

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Entertainment centre in the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle

The medieval entertainment centre of Vastseliina Episcopal Castle is a place full of legen...

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Värska Farm Museum

The Värska Farm Museum enables the visitors to learn about the farm architecture, old tool...

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Lindora kääpad

Lindora kääpad pärinevad I aastatuhande teisest poolest ja asuvad Lindora metsas, Tabina k...

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Meeksi Church

Miikse Orthodox Church was built, just like the Obinitsa Church, in 1952, during Stalin's ...

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Obinitsa Cemetery

The oldest section of Obinitsa Cemetery - its miniature burial mounds - dates back more th...

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Singing Mother Monument

On the vista overlooking Obinitsa Lake stands the stone Singing Mother Monument. It's a me...

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Härma walls in the Piusa river ancient valley

The Upper Härma wall, also known as Keldri wall, is Estonia's highest Devonian sandstone o...

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Trout fishing at the Piusa Ürgorg (Primeval Valley) Holiday Centre

In Piusa Ürgorg Holiday Complex you can angle rainbow trout from the pond and have it cook...

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Värska Spa Water Park

Värska Water Park's jacuzzis are filled with pure mineral water. The Water Park has: miner...

Health & Wellness

Seto Studio-Gallery

A permanent exhibition of older and contemporary Seto art and folk art is on display in th...

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Pleasure raft of the Rõsna Holiday Home

We have a motorized raft that can be used for a trip on Värska Bay. The raft can carry 15–...

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Treski Village Chapel

The tiny Treski tsässon, or Orthodox village chapel, can go unnoticed as you pass by it, t...

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Piusa Pottery ceramics studio

Piusa Pottery is a ceramics studio open to the public. Visitors can watch traditional, as ...

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Nopri Farm Shop

In essence, Nopri Farm Shop is a self-service shop where most of the local products are re...

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God's Hill

Jumalamägi (God's Hill) is an ancient sacred place of the Setos. According to legend, this...

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SetoKids Playland

SetoKids Playland is a great place to spend some family time together in a safe but exciti...

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Meremäe Viewing Tower

The Meremäe Viewing Tower is located between Meremäe village and Vastseliina Castle on Mer...

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Vastseliina Episcopal Castle Pilgrimage House

The Pilgrimage House introduces everything that is related to mediaeval pilgrims and pilgr...

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Lüübnitsa Viewing Tower

Lüübnitsa is a Russian village in northern Setomaa on the coast of Lake Pskov. The local i...

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Pikalombi matkarajad

Setomaal, Pikalombi  matkaradadel, on kaks võimalikku alguspunkti: Värska Veekeskuse parkl...

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Laskevälja Bike Trail

This 43-kilometer-long bike trail is lined by the Mustoja kame field, forests, hills, salt...

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Hiking trails at Lake Kirikumäe

Kirikumäe's 3.2-km-long hiking trail winds around the lake of the same name, which is know...

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Piusa Caves Visitor Centre

Piusa Caves Visitor Centre houses a museum, seminar room for 50 people, a café and a handi...

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Seto Line cruises from Värska

Seto Line Reisid OÜ created a route for the Värska cruise that still offers plenty of exci...

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Andri-Peedo Farm Shop

The farmers of Andri-Peedo farm started raising goats in 2009, and in 2017, the most moder...

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Piusa River valley hiking trail

The total length of the hiking trail in the primeval valley of the Piusa River is 15 km – ...

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Lõunalaagri hiking trail

Lõunalaagri hiking trail is located in the former Lõunalaagri Area of the Estonian Defense...

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Saatse Church

Saatse Church was completed in 1801. This congregation has been a mixed congregation of Se...

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Värska Church

Constructed of field stones and brick, Värska Orthodox Church has Saint George as its patr...

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Luhamaa Church

Just a bit north of the Riga-Pskov highway stands the Luhamaa Church, on the highest hill ...

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Tobrova Village Chapel

The small wooden Tobrova tsässon on the right side of the Tobrova-Küllätüvä road looks lik...

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Setomaa Tourist Farm's sports fields

Setomaa Tourist Farm offers sports lovers the following: * full-sized tennis court with ar...

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Podmotsa Village Chapel

Podmotsa Village Chapel is located in a small lakeside village in the middle of a medieval...

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Laossina's Village Chapel

Laossina's village chapel, is located in a medieval village cemetery that is still in use....

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Serga Village Chapel

There is a small village chapel near the Estonian-Russian border, which the locals call a ...

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Scooter hike on the timeline of Setomaa

A hike that combines physical activity, fresh air, and a sense of history! Come alone, bri...

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Canoeing on the border of the European Union

An exciting canoe trip along the border of the European Union! Canoeing is a convenient a...

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Canoe and kayak trips on River Mädajõgi

River Mädajõgi (Rotten River) flows through bogs and flood plain forests. The shores are s...

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Seto culture workshop 'Dressing up Seto-style'

Come to Obinitsa Museum to play dress-up! Seto culture workshop 'Dressing up' means that w...

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Obinitsa Church and Cemetery

Obinitsa Church was built deep in the Soviet era: 1952, when the country was led by Comrad...

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Bog shoeing on the edge of Europe

A bog shoeing (snowshoeing) trip that stimulates your fancy will take you to the frontier ...

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Võõpsu Orthodox Village Chapel

Võõpsu's village chapel, is located right next to Setomaa's northern gate -- the bridge ov...

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Excursion to Andri-Peedo Farm

Andri-Peedo Farm mainly operates in raising goats and making goat milk products. The farm ...

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Boat and water bike rental at Rõsna Holiday House

Rõsma Holiday Resort, located in Setomaa, directly on the shore of Lake Lämmijärv, fisherm...

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Mikitamäe Orthodox village chapels

The square in front of Mikitamäe Culture House is called the square of Orthodox village ch...

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