Travel Tips by: Lifestyle Traveler
If you enjoy visiting unusual locations while you travel and are interested in urban exploring, this should be high on your to-do list for day trips from Tallinn.
In the 1940s, the Soviet Union constructed a prison and labor camp at the edge of the Rummu quarry.
The prison is located 45 kilometers southwest of Tallinn. It takes around 45 minutes to reach it by car or 1.5 hours if you arrive by bus.
The Underwater Prison is surprisingly large, with lots of different things to do. It has recently turned itself into a so-called adventure center offering lots of activities to tourists.
Rummu Underwater Prison is somewhat of a hotspot for scuba diving. This is mostly due to the extremely clear water, which is very unusual for a lake.
If you’re looking for a relaxed and peaceful way to explore the underwater prison, renting a canoe is a fantastic idea. For 25€, you can paddle along the lake and spot submerged structures as you float in the crystal clear waters.
If you’re not ready to commit to scuba diving, snorkeling is a great alternative. You’ll still get to see a lot of the fascinating historic prison structures without having to worry about potential hazards.
The old quarry has created magnificent dunes and hills, which are perfect for exploring and going for a walk.