Elva - a lovely summer resort with beautiful nature and stunning wooden architecture, is located only twenty minutes drive from Tartu and little more than two hours drive from Tallinn.
Within easy reach and well worth exploring there are beautiful natural surroundings characterized by the clear watered lakes, picturesque riverbanks, peaceful forest parks and pinewoods.
Elva is famous for its lakes, such as Verevi, Arbi and Paisjärv. These are favourite swimming spots for many.
Elva is unique to its forest parks and abundance of pines: a third of the total territory of the town lies under forest parks and nearly 90% of the trees growing there are pines.