Guide in Vilnius

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Aukstaitija National Park Paluse village
Transportation: mini van

Highlights of a Hiking Tour in Aukstaitija National Park and Astronomical Observatory :

  • You will visit Moletu Astronomical Observatory on the way
  • You will hike 3,5 km trail in natural forest
  • You will walk “Ledakalnis” hill for a breathtaking view of six lakes
  • You will climb Siliniskiu observational tower
  • You will visit the Geographical Center of Europe on a drive back

The park is about 2 hours drive from Vilnius. It is wonderful both in summer and winter. You can find there almost all kinds of natural habitats and soil types which are described in Lithuania. Vegetation varies from steppe to tundra species, many rare bird and animal species finds a sanctuary here. For an example, 59% of all Lithuania’s native plant species were found in the park. As well you can indulge amazing green nature, blue water and sky views.
This hiking trip is for those, who would like to escape from the city, take a breath of fresh air, enjoy scenic views and learn about traditional Lithuanian food, architecture, ancestors occupation and customs.


The local guide will pick you up from the hotel and take for about 2 hours drive. The first stop is Moletu Astronomical Observatory, which locates The Astronomy Museum and it is still operating as a part of Vilnius University. After you reach Paluse village you will walk a very picturesque hiking trail, learning about local plants, animals and countryside. After that you will start to drive with two stops on the way, visiting Ledakalnio hill and Siliniskiu observational tower with amazing view to the lakes and forests from the top.

While driving back you will stop at The Geographical Center of Europe which is marked with a sculpture and the park.