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Typical Country Landscape

Amidst forests and fields of crops, one can find vast meadows, soon to be occupied by cows or sheep.

Fog

In summer and autumn, when the soil is warmer than air, entire locales are often shrouded in mist.

Village

The central street of a rural village.

Autumn

Latvia is located in a moderate climate zone, which is characterised by four distinct seasons.

Bird-Watching Tower

Latvia has several protected nature reserves, which also contain water bodies. Bird-watching tower at Pape.

Pond

An integral element of any rural farm is a pond – if only so that you can take a swim after a hard day’s work in the fields or after an energising sauna.

Marsh Trails

A footbridge trail has been specially installed in Ķemeri National Park for trekking across the huge marsh.

Islet

Latvia, and its eastern region Latgale in particular, has a lot of lakes. You can find islands, both large and small, within these lakes.

Village Street

The rural idyll can often be found, perfectly intact, in Latvia’s small villages, with their narrow unpaved streets, fences made by hand using traditional methods and birdsong outside the window.

Pond

When visiting one of Latvia’s many countryside properties, even if there is no river, lake or other swimming spot nearby, you will often find a pond in which you can fish or take a swim.

Morning Mist

On summer mornings, Latvia’s meadows are often covered by mysterious and romantic mists.

Reeds

Latvia’s wetlands contain a lot of reeds - so much so that they were used to make roofs.

Bluffs

Kurzeme coastal bluffs. The seaside and bluff zone stretch for 498 km.

Liepaja Beach

Liepaja is one of Latvia’s biggest cities and ports. It boasts a pristine white sand beach along the seashore.

Country Road

Latvia has a fully-developed road infrastructure. Rural asphalt roads are available with relatively little traffic, were traffic restrictions can be arranged.

Waterfall in Kuldiga

Latvia is home to the widest waterfall in Europe. Dependent on the volume of water, on average the rapid is 100–110 metres wide.

Winter in Latgale

Latgale is one of Latvia’s districts characterised by a hilly landscape and numerous lakes.

Selpils

Back in the day, the Daugava served as the water artery “from the Varangians to the Greeks”, i.e. from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean basin. Enthusiasts of history are renovating the old Viking ships and once again embarking on long and difficult journeys.

Pine Forest

Latvia has many coniferous forests in which the pine is the most common tree. Here you can see a pine forest in summer.
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