Valmiera in Latvian means “a tranquil place”. In the city’s heart is a bridge across the river Gauja and above it a medieval bastion – "Stork's Nest". Valmiera region provides wide opportunities for eco-tourism and outdoor activities. Here are skiing tracks, and Burtnieks lake is a great place for boat trips.

Extra information

Valmiera tourist information center:Rigas iela 10, Valmiera, Phone: +371 64 207 177,

Rujiena tourist information center: Raia 3, Rujiena, Phone: +371 64 263 278, +371 29 464 888,

Valmiera website

Rujiena website

How to reach Valmiera

By train Riga-Valmiera (4 times a day. Timetable on railway website. Travel time - 1,5 h.

By bus Riga-Valmiera and others, every hour. Timetable on bus station website. Travel time - 1h 15min.

By car. Travel time - 1,5 h.

Valmiera Museum of Regional History and Art

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Valmiera Museum of Regional History and Art

The museum is situated on the territory of old medieval castle. This castle was built by Livonian order in 13th century, but after the northern war remained only ruins. Museum exhibits are pieces of art, artifacts, photos and documents that are connected with Valmiera and Latvian history.

Комплекс активного отдыха Баилы

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Active recreation complex "Baili"

In summer you can do canoeing or rafting on the river, while in winter go skiing or snowboarding. Guest houses are included in the complex, so you can stay for the night.


Valmiera hotels

Hotels in Valmiera

Hotels, guest houses, apartments and other accommodation options in Valmiera.

Koni Mill in Valmiera

Koni Mill

Here you can see how grain is milled and bread is baked and get “the result” right on the place. The bread is baked by the ancient recipe and on Christmas holidays here are made famous Latvian cookies “piparkukas”.

Rujiena dairy

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Rujiena dairy

The manufacture is in the Rujiena town, in 43 km from Valmiera. Here you can know and see a film about the ice-cream making process. And after excursion try 20 sorts of ice-cream!

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