This unique water feature is one of the highlights of the Harju County of northern Estonia. At more than 50 meters wide, it is the widest natural waterfall in the whole country and the river below eventually carries on its course to the Gulf of Finland.
With its flat wide rocky crest, Jägala Waterfall has a rather unusual shape, which attracts visitors to the area. The flow of water is used downstream to power the Jägala hydroelectric power station (Linnamäen voimalaitos), which sits around three kilometers to the north. This facility was used as a filming location in Andrei Tarkovsky’s iconic 1979 Soviet film, Stalker.
These waters are rich in fish species including trout and salmon, which can be found in abundance. There is a path with steps leading down to the bottom of the flow of water, allowing visitors to walk right to the base of the cascading waterfall. Often those who visit in winter are rewarded with the fascinating sight of a frozen wall of ice.
Know Before You Go
There is a car park which has signposts and information about the waterfall. There are benches which make it an ideal spot for a picnic.