Baltic Sea Coast Tour and Cape Kolka

Tour Type

Nature Tour

Tour Duration

~10 Hours


Kurzeme - Western Latvia

Tour Season

April - November

Tour from Riga to enjoy a day by the Baltic sea and explore the coastal scenery while traveling to the most northern Riga gulf point, the meeting place of two seas - cape Kolka. On the way there you will witness countless ancient fishing villages, rural life of Latvia, remarkable nature sights, you will definately learn one new word in Latvian by the time you will reach Kolka.

About The Tour

Tour Description

Full day tour in Latvia to discover Baltic coast all the way from Riga to the meeting point of two seas - cape Kolka, the furthest dryland point to the north in Latvia.

Before arriving to cape. tour to Kolka will visit Kemeri National Park, you will visit the most interesting nature sights, cross many fishing villages of Kurzeme region and hike some relaxing kilometers while breathing the fresh pine tree forest and sea air.

This tour will be as a Latvia visit dessert to people who enjoy human hand untouched nature, sea, small wildlife, getting to know the local way of life and don't mind to hike a little.

Take your time to be in the nature and escape the bustling city life with all the rush, noises and buildings.

Tour Highlights

  • Meet Cape Kolka – The Meeting Place of Two Seas
  • Cape Kolka is a meeting place created by nature. Seas and people meet here. Cape is constantly reshaped by the winds and sea waters making us really appreciate the power of nature.

    Use your free time to calmly enjoy this speacial seaside by walking, relaxing on the beach or even climbing up the obserwation tower overlooking the Baltic sea.

    Cape Kolka area for many years was rulled by the Soviet army. This was militarized zone with very limited access and even shore cannons were built. Cannons are not there anymore, but some concrete structures on which they were located still stand and can be visited by those who are interested in this history.

  • Walk the impressive white dune trail of Pūrciems
  • A short walk through green and nicely scent pine tree forest is taking to the top of ~20 meter high and 6000 years old massive dune. Beautiful view on the sea and beach opens up in front of our eyes from the top of this human hand untouched place.

    The vicinity of the dune is captivating both because of its primeval nature and its history - the first Stone Age settlement on the northwest shore of Latvia was found here. A special path was constructed to allow people to enjoy this archaeological monument of national importance in full. It is a special path along the banks of the Pilsupīte River.

  • Enjoy the view from Ēvaži Steep and nature trail
  • Nature trail leads to the Gulf of Riga coastline rarity – Ēvaži Steep which is up to 15 meter high and offers scenic views on a small forest river, the dune and the coastal forest all around.

  • Taste local drink and snacks during the outdoor picnic
  • We are offering different typical local snacks (pastry, pīrāgi) with non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Visit Ķemeri National Park and climb bird observation tower and walk the floating lagoon lake trail
  • Discover local bird species, enjoy a view from the bird watching tower and walk on surface of the lake on a unique floating trail. Walk on a floating trail not only offers views from unique angle, but also immerses you into the world of wildlife sounds that are all around you here.

  • Visit Fishing villages and small coastal fish market
  • Relax at the seaside
  • Experience day full of nature
  • Enjoy the refreshing Baltic sea water and go for a swim

Additional information

  • Total distance walked during the tour is ~7 km (~4.5 miles).
  • Please bring swimsuit if you will want to go for a swim.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 60 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
*Price is provided for the complete groups! To get quote for your group size click "+Inquire / Book"!
From 50 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Rental car with unlimited mileage
  • Detailed itinerary
*Price is provided for the whole tour program!
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About this region of Latvia - Kurzeme

Kurzeme (Western Latvia)

Video about Kolka flounder and local cuisine snack Sklandrausis

Engure region

Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"Kuldiga daytour & Kurzeme Coastal Scenery daytour"

Reviewed November 10, 2013
Ronald from Netherlands

For the second time visiting Latvia, staying for just 4 days we decided not only to stay in Riga, but also to go on tours to the lesser known parts of this country. On the 'Discover Latvia' website we found just what we were looking for, a daytour to Kuldiga and a daytour to Kurzeme and we decided to make a reservation. Everything was well arranged and both of the tours fulfilled more than our expectations! Both of the days Rihards picked us up at our hotel and he guided us very well. We had plenty of time to explore all the sights on the way and to take lots of pictures, fortunately Rihards likes photography too :-) and he's a nice guy to hang out with.

So for this nice weekend with lots of sightseeing, fun and a great deal of time relaxing in the nature we can only say thanks a lot, well done and when we come back to Latvia we sure will contact you again!

Visited October 2013