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Northern Latvia (Vidzeme)

Vidzeme is one of the four historic provinces in Latvia and is located in the north-east of Latvia. You will remember Vidzeme for its beautiful nature, varied cultural and historical heritage and folk traditions.

  • Cēsis castle ruins
  • Zvārte rock
  • Alūksne - Gulbene train
  • Boating in Salaca

In Vidzeme you can enjoy the picturesque beauty of rivers and lakes, rejoice in the landscapes of forests, meadows, hills and valleys, feel the history in medieval castles, manors and romantic parks. The oldest towns of Vidzeme keep the most significant cultural and architectural heritage, each with its own charm, history and culture. Tourists are drawn by the varied offer for active tourism – adventure parks, water tourism and bicycle routes, skiing hills and tracks, as well as countryside houses and workshops of various crafts for leisurely holidays with enjoying the goodies of countryside, taking baths and learning one of the ancient Latvian crafts. Walks in the Gauja National Park and along Vidzeme seaside with both sandy beaches and stony creeks and even sandstone cliffs will ensure you never forget your holidays.

  • The territory is established to protect the ancient valley of the Gauja River and the unique natural values of its environs. One third of all...
  • Turaida Museum Reserve is a cultural landmark with special protection status. The Museum Reserve contains a medieval castle, a church, a manor, the...
  • Cēsis is situated in the centre of Vidzeme and is one of the most beautiful towns in Latvia. The medieval castle ruins are the symbol of Cēsis and...
  • The secret Soviet bunker in Līgatne with various paraphernalia of the Soviet era, household items, served as hideout for governing the state in the...
  • Sigulda castle ruins are a cultural and historical landmark. The construction of the castle began in 1207. It was rebuilt and destroyed in the...
  • Are you willing to fulfil a lifelong dream of all humankind – to soar like a bird in the air without any assistance? Go to “Aerodium...
  • On the banks of the Gauja River, among the woodland crossed with ravines, there are more than 5 km of trails where you can watch wild animals and...
  • Āraiši Museum Park is a cultural historical monument situated in the Cēsis region. It consists of reconstructed buildings from the Stone and Bronze...
  • Bīriņi castle is the most impressive example of the Rundbogenstil in Latvian manor architecture.
  • Ziemeļvidzeme Biosphere Reserve is located in the territory of Salacgrīva and includes 60 km of Vidzeme seashore on the Bay of Riga. One of...