Water trip with canoes or rubber rafts

A water trip is a team trip with canoes or raft rafts in a former oil shale open-cast mine filled with water. A canoe trip in Aidu open-cast mine is an opportunity to spend time with family, friends, or colleagues.

The length of the waterways is 5-25 km, we will prepare the route according to the wishes of the group!

From April 1 to October 31.

For larger groups, ask for an offer by e-mail from info@adrenaator.ee

Water trip
Duration 1.5 hrs
Group of 1-10 people 170 €
Group of 11-15 people 220 €
Group of 16-19 people 270 €
Group of 20-25 people 350 €

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Water trip with a boat

From April 1 to October 31.

The best overview of the waterways of the Aidu open-cast mine is, of course, along the water. With our large and stable boat, you can enjoy wonderful views and fly above the water. This is how our visitors have described their emotions.

During the trip, you can see long water canals, a light-blue-green lagoon, the cliffs of Aidu, and, of course, the largest culvert, which is laid out under the road just to get through by boat.

In the case of larger groups, ask for an offer by e-mail from info@adrenaator.ee.

Water trip with a boat
Duration 1.5 hrs
Group of 1-10 people 170 €
Group of 11-15 people 220 €
Group of 16-19 people 270 €

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Hike in the footsteps of wild animals

The best time to study game activity and movement are during the winter months with snow, if the traces are visible. During this time, most animals also are on heat, which makes them move more as they are looking for a companion. It is even better to track the game with a local hunter.

The hike takes place near Kohtla-Nõmme in areas with different reliefs: open-cast mine, forest, and Hiiesoo peat field. The larger ungulates and predators of our forests enjoy a peaceful refuge in these places.

Start and end of the hike: the parking lot of the Estonian Mining Museum

Duration: 2-3 h
Distance: 8-10 km

Itinerary: Estonian Mining Museum car park – Hiiesoo – Aidu open-cast mine reclaimed areas – Mining Museum car park. The route may change depending on weather conditions.

The price includes: tour guide service and the gaiters to protect against snow.

Clothing: warm and comfortable for hiking in nature. Hiking boots.

Hike in the footsteps of wild animals
Duration 2-3 hrs
Group up to 16 people 180 €

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Snowshoe trip in Hiiesoo

According to the name of Hiiesoo, it can be assumed that it is a sacred place for old Estonians. Unfortunately, there has been active peat mining in the western part of the bog and all the remaining bog is registered as an active reservoir. Fortunately, it has been found that the use of the Hiiesoo reserve is not very practical.

With easy access and plenty of floating mats, the bog offers both challenges and experiences, even with snowshoes.

Meeting with the tour guide at the Estonian Mining Museum.

Distance: approx. 4-6 km
The price includes: tour guide service, snowshoes.
Clothing: comfortable, sporty, tall rubber boots. The changing weather conditions in Estonia must be taken into account.

Snowshoe trip in Hiiesoo
Duration 2 hrs
Group up to 16 people
for one tour guide
180 €

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Hike in the Aidu open-cast mine

The walk usually takes place in the oldest part of Aidu’s open-cast mine. During the hike, you can observe the landscape of the mined and recultivated area. The experienced nature guide will add interesting facts about oil shale mining and energy, human well-being and the environment, reclamation, forests, biota, and water bodies. The crossings of the canals with a raft, over the planked footway, descents and ascents on the support rope adds to the excitement.

Start and end of the trip: in the parking lot of the Estonian Mining Museum
Distance: about 9-10 km
Clothing: comfortable, sporty, shoes closed (no slippers). The changing weather conditions in Estonia must be taken into account.
The price includes: tour guide service

Hike in the Aidu open-cast mine
Duration 3-4 hrs
Group up to 16 people for one tour guide 225€

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Full adventure in the Aidu open-cast mine territory

An exciting challenge for both adventure enthusiasts and first-time explorers.

Adventurous elements: crossings of canals on the raft, planked footway and rope, sporty descent on the rubble slope, descent areas, gravel, etc.

The route includes Hiiemägi, the Ojamaa mine conveyor, flooded trenches, various recultivated forests, Sipelgamägi, reclaimed fields, the rowing canal.

Gathering: in the parking lot of the Estonian Mining Museum
Distance: about 9-10 km

Clothing: comfortable, sporty, long pants and closed shoes with strong soles (no slippers, hiking boots are best). The changing weather conditions in Estonia must be taken into account.

The price includes
: 2 instructors, adventurous elements, equipment (ropes, carabiners, slings, climbing harness), hiking snacks

Additional options on request: camping food, picnic, tent sauna.*
Possibility to combine canoe, scooter trip, and SUV safari and order a multi-day trip.*

*For additional options, please contact alutaguse@matkaklubi.ee

Full adventure in the
Aidu open-cast mine territory
 
Duration 4-6 hrs
Group of 4-20 people
for 2 instructors
746 €

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Night-time hike in the Kohtla-Nõmme Alps

In the dark, everything is different. The distances lengthen, the sense of direction decreases, the sounds amplify and the senses become more alert! You don’t even have to go far from the Mining Museum to experience a rocky and mountain-like adventure. In 2.5 hours (or less if desired), we will wander in the nearby hills with the headlamps and listen to what times they remind us of.

  • Start and end of the trip: in the parking lot of the Estonian Mining Museum
  • Distance: about 5 km
  • Clothing: comfortable, sporty, shoes closed (no slippers). The changing weather conditions in Estonia must be taken into account.
  • The price includes: tour guide service, use of headlamp
Night-time hike  
Duration 2.5 hrs
Group of 16 people 
for one tour guide
180 €

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Excursion in the Aidu open-cast mine

This is an opportunity to get acquainted with the older and newer part of Aidu’s open-cast mine, to see different recultivation methods and re-use of the mined areas. During the tour we will make four longer stops: at the recultivated fields, at the rowing canal, at Sipelgamäe, at the old canals.

  • Start and end of the tour: Estonian Mining Museum
  • Distance: about 20 km
  • Clothing: comfortable, shoes closed
  • Transport: with Alutaguse Matkaklubi transport or according to the customer’s transport options
Excursion  
Duration 2.5 hrs
Group up to 8 people
together with a tour guide
180 €

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Scooter trip in the Aidu open-cast mine

The scooter ride usually takes place in the oldest part of Aidu open-cast mine. The varied landscape, where the hills and ridges of the dumps alternate with depressions and canals, offers a good opportunity to design a scooter trip for easy walking or sporty hiking.

  • Start and end of the trip: in the parking lot of the Estonian Mining Museum
  • Distance: 16-18 km
  • The price includes: tour guide service, scooters and helmets
  • Clothing: comfortable, sporty, shoes closed (no slippers, shoes with strong soles are best). The changing weather conditions in Estonia must be taken into account.
Scooter trip in the Aidu open-cast mine
Duration 2.5-3 hrs
Group up to 16 people together with a tour guide 260 €

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Scooter trip on the territory of the Mining Museum

For miners to be transported nicely underground, everything must function like clockwork on the ground. We will tour the former industrial area of ​​the mining museum and find out which buildings, structures and facilities helped the mine to function. Less than an hour of scooter riding with frequent stops is suitable for every healthy person – you won’t eve get tired by that time!

  • Start and end of the trip: Estonian Mining Museum
  • Distance: about 2-3 km
  • Clothing: comfortable
  • The price includes: tour guide service, scooters and helmets
Scooter trip on the
territory of the Mining Museum
 
Duration  30-45 min
Group up to 20 people 120 €

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Scooter trip in the
workers’ settlement
 
Duration 1.5-2 hrs
Group up to 20 people 200 €

Scooter trip in the former workers’ settlement

The trip on scooters takes place in the settlement of Kohtla-Nõmme, which was significantly influenced by the near-by mine that functioned from 1937 to 2001. Despite the industrial touch, the town of Kohtla-Nõmme has managed to preserve certain originality that distinguishes it from other workers’ settlements.

  • Start and end of the trip: Estonian Mining Museum
  • Distance: about 10 km
  • Clothing: comfortable, sporty, shoes closed (no slippers), the changing weather conditions in Estonia must be taken into account.
  • The price includes: tour guide service, scooters and helmets

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Scooter trip in the Ruhr of Estonia

A fun ride on scooters between the historical workers’ settlements of Kohtla-Järve introduces several facets of this exciting industrial city. Once upon a time, the entire Estonian people were proud of this rapidly developing city. It was even called the Ruhr of Estonia. During the trip, we will visit places that you would not usually see. This adventure is truly exciting and allows you to experience something new.

  • Start and end of the trip: Kohtla-Järve Sports Center Ice Rink car park (Spordi 4, Kohtla-Järve)
  • Itinerary: Ice Hall – trial mine – Hädaküla – Pavandu – VKG (from outside) – Vaheküla – Ametnike village (Officers’ village) – Siidisuka – Cultural Center – Central alley – Katse Street – City Park – Ice Hall.
  • Distance: about 10 km.
  • Clothing: comfortable, sporty, closed toe shoes (no slippers). The changing weather conditions in Estonia must be taken into account.
  • The price includes: tour guide service, scooters and helmets
Scooter trip in the
Ruhr of Estonia
 
Duration 3 h
Group up to 16 people 260 €

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Walking tour “Kohtla-Nõmme 100 years with a guide”

The Estonian Mining Museum invites you to get acquainted with the life of miners

The miner spent only a third of the day underground. The rest of the time was spent living his life. The Estonian Mining Museum offers an opportunity to walk through Kohtla-Nõmme through the life of the miners in the company of a guide. The walk, which was born in cooperation with the local community, goes through 90 years and introduces the heritage of oil shale from a fresh point of view.

Kohtla-Nõmme is unique because all the stages of the development of one 20th century workers’ settlement, both in architecture and environment, are compactly represented and preserved here. With the support of the English capital, how did the heart of Kohtla manor become a modern workers’ ‘settlement, why did it stop developing in the Stalinist style, for what reasons and where did the people come from to stay. How were the miners’ wives occupied and what happened in the proud cultural palace? These are just some of the questions that walking will provide answers to.

Walking tour “Kohtla-
Nõmme 100″ 
 
Group of 10-20 people 100 €

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Fossil hunt
Duration 30-45 min
Group of 1-20 people
for 1 tour guide
100 €

Fossil hunt

This is the most exciting way to get acquainted with the rocks and fossils between the oil shale layers and reward yourself with interesting finds. In order for the hunting luck to strike, head to the sacred stone site. This is followed by a heated hunt on the limestone mine hills next to the Estonian Mining Museum.

  • Start and end of the trip: Estonian Mining Museum
  • Distance: about 1 km
  • Duration: 30-45 minutes
  • Clothing: comfortable
  • The price includes: tour guide service

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