Getting there & away
Viljandi is served by at least 17 daily buses from Tallinn (90EEK to 105EEK, 2½ hours), 14 from Pärnu (75EEK, 1½ hours) and 15 from Tartu (50EEK to 80EEK, one hour). There is no public transport to the Soomaa National Park, but by car, the well-signposted visitors centre is 24km west of the village of Kõpu, itself 17km west of Viljandi. Unistar Auto (445 5920; www.unistar-auto.ee; Tehnika tänav 2) in Viljandi has cars for rent from 350EEK a day – a convenient way to explore Soomaa National Park. Local companies in Pärnu, Tori and Jõesuu also offer shuttle services to the park.