Please note, that you should be comfortable walking on an unpaved and forest terrain.
Ignalina train station
Tour's starting place
A full day authentic experience. Get your blood running whilst hiking through the old pine forests, along beautiful clear lakes and close to spongy swamps of Aukštaitija National Park. Fill up your lungs with the purest pine air and enjoy a hearty campfire lunch. Relieve yourself from everyday fatigue and feel the healing powers of the surrounding nature.
Aukštaitija National Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 1,5 to 2 hours.
Why choose this tour?
No worries about way finding and your personal safety
Enjoy the fresh and shining faces of your loved ones during (and long time after!) the hike
Strengthen your immune system and get a therapeutic effect from breathing the pine forest air
Get a first-hand insight into local's life and traditions
Save at least 5 hours of your time, which you would have spent planning the route and solving other organizational questions
We meet in Ignalina train station and have short transfer to Puziniškis village (~15-20 min), known for its ancient oaks and linden trees, then we head off to Ladakalnis, the most spectacular place in Ignalina region.
Hiking to Ladakalnis
A local guide will lead you through dense forests, along beautiful lakes and close to spongy swamps straight to Ladakalnis, where you will have an opportunity to climb the famous hill and enjoy the stunning view of six lakes located between the forested areas: Ūkojas, Linkmenas, Pakasas, Asėkas, Alksnaitis and Alksnas.
Expect to hear about local flora and fauna, pick some edible herbs and berries along the way (in summer) and possibly spot some wildlife. In winter, immerse in a snowy forest fairy tale, walk on frozen lakes and enjoy the silence of sleeping nature
A little bit more hiking and we stop for the hearty delicious open fire lunch and scrumptious herbal tea. This will also be an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the wild lake in the summer. Some time to share impressions and have a short rest and we head off to Ginučiai village.
Hiking to Ginučiai
An ancient ethnographic village, which was founded in 1374 and is famous for its old water-mill, which is the only one out of six watermills in the park that has preserved its authentic equipment. You will have some time to explore the place and learn more interesting facts about the history of the village.
You will take a final hiking stretch to the point where you started (Puziniškis village) and enjoy the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhaling the tangy smell of pines, thus giving your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel.
From here you will have comfortable transfer back to Ignalina.
Local English/Russian/Lithuanian speaking guide
Hearty open fire lunch; a few cups of scrumptious tea and snacks
Entry ticket to the national park
Comfortable transfer from Ignalina to Puziniškis village and back