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...

Activities & Adventure

Old Jüri`s Soap Chamber

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

Shopping

Obinitsa Seto Museum

The Obinitsa Seto Museum offers an opportunity to learn about the unique history and cultu...

History & Culture

Kisejärve hiking trail

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

Nature & Wildlife

Pullijärve hiking trail

The 3.6 km hiking trail goes around Lake Pullijärv (also called Lake Pullipõdra – Elk Bull...

Nature & Wildlife

Õrsava hiking trail

This 5.2 km trail winds around Lake Õrsava offering beautiful views of the wilderness. The...

Nature & Wildlife

Saatse Seto Museum

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

History & Culture

Entertainment centre in the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle

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

History & Culture

Seto Farm Museum

The Seto Farm Museum enables the visitors to learn about the farm architecture, old tools ...

History & Culture

Lindora kääpad

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

Nature & Wildlife

Meeksi Church, St. John's Rock and the Silmaallikas Spring

The Miikse (Meeksi) Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist was built i...

History & Culture

Obinitsa Cemetery

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

History & Culture

Monument to the Singing Mother of the Seto People

The monument to the Singing Mother of the Seto People is dedicated to all of the most famo...

History & Culture

Härma walls in the Piusa river ancient valley

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

Nature & Wildlife

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...

Nature & Wildlife

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...

History & Culture

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–...

Activities & Adventure

Treski Orthodoxy village chapel

Treski Orthodoxy village chapel was last repaired by the village community in 1988. Then, ...

History & Culture

Piusa Pottery ceramics studio

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

History & Culture

Nopri Farm Shop

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

Shopping

Peko Jumalamägi

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

History & Culture

Scooter hike on the timeline of Setomaa

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

Nature & Wildlife

Canoeing on the border of the European Union

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

Activities & Adventure

Seto culture workshop 'Dressing up Seto-style'

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

History & Culture

Travelling back in time to the Middle Ages at Vastseliina castle

At Vastseliina Castle, you have the opportunity to take part in exciting time travels (in ...

Tours

SetoKids Playland

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

Activities & Adventure

Meremäe viewing tower

Atop Meremäe hill is a shingle-roofed viewing tower which enjoys amazing views over the su...

Nature & Wildlife

Vastseliina Episcopal Castle Pilgrimage House

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

History & Culture

Lüübnitsa vaatetorn

Lüübnitsa on küla Setomaa põhjaosas Pihkva järve kaldal. Siinsed elanikud tegelevad peamis...

Nature & Wildlife

Pikalombi matkarajad

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

Nature & Wildlife

Mikitamäe Orthodox village chapels

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

History & Culture

Laskevälja rattarada

43-kilomeetri pikkune rattarada kulgeb Mustoja mõhnastiku metsaste küngaste, soolappide, j...

Nature & Wildlife

Hiking trails at Lake Kirikumäe

You can choose between two marked trails when hiking at the lake in Kirikumäe Landscape Pr...

Nature & Wildlife

Piusa Caves Visitor Centre

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

History & Culture

Seto Line cruises from Värska

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

Activities & Adventure

Andri-Peedo talupood

Andri-Peedo talus hakati kitsi pidama 2009. aastal, 2017 avati Põhjamaade moodsaima kitset...

Shopping

St Paraskeva’s Orthodox Church in Saatse

Saatse's new stone church was completed in 1801 and took its name from the martyr Paraskev...

History & Culture

St George’s Orthodox Church in Värska

St George’s Church in Värska is a neo-Historical Orthodox church with a crossing cupola; t...

History & Culture

Luhamaa Church of the Holy Spirit

The congregation of the Luhamaa Church of the Holy Spirit was founded at the request of th...

History & Culture

Tobrova Tsässon

Tsässon is a special type of Seto church which has received its name from a saint or a rel...

History & Culture

Setomaa Tourist Farm's sports fields

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

Activities & Adventure

Podmotsa chapel

Podmotsa tsässon (a small Orthodox chapel) was built in 1760 and has undergone several rec...

History & Culture

Laossina tsässon

The Tsässon on cemetery was built in 1864 for the honor of the Virgin Mary, or the birth o...

History & Culture

Serga Tsässon

There is a small Orthodox village chapel near the Estonian-Russian border, which the local...

History & Culture

Canoe and kayak trips on River Mädajõgi

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

Activities & Adventure

Obinitsa church

Construction of the Apostolic Orthodox school and church in Obinitsa began in 1897. It was...

History & Culture

Bog shoeing on the edge of Europe

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

Nature & Wildlife

Võõpsu Orthodox village chapel

Võõpsu St. Nicholas (Migula) Orthodox village chapel (tsässon) is located in the medieval ...

History & Culture

Excursion to Andri-Peedo Farm

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

Tours

Boat and water bike rental at Rõsna Holiday House

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

Activities & Adventure

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