Skaņaiskalns, the pride of Mazsalaca, is a 20-metre-high and 90-metre-wide Devonian red-sandstone cliff, the smoothest cliff in Latvia. It is a “natural church” with unique acoustics – sound rebounding from the curved rock creates an echo. Hence its name – the resounding hill. The Skaņaiskalns nature reserve has been established here and features the Vilkači pine, the Kurbada trail with oak sculptures, and the steep Sapņu (Dream) stairway.
Vidzeme farmstead and white highways
Lejaslīgatne with paper-mill village and the Gauja ferry
Cēsis Old Town with medieval castle and park
Lake Burtnieki with churches and estate centres
Āraiši Lake and surroundings
Alūksne’s historic centre with its lake, parks, castle and palaces