Lithuania

Description

Aukstaitija - by Rokas

The largest and most southern of the Baltic countries, Lithuania borders on Latvia, Poland, Belarus and the Russian enclave Kaliningrad. Lithuania has a several thousand lakes, dense mixed forests, over thirty national and regional parks and five officially protected wetlands : Cepkeliai, Kamanos, Nemunas Delta, Viesvile and Zuvintas. Most famous are Aukštaitija National Park in the eastern uplands, which has some lovely hiking trails, and Dzukija National Park in the southeast. Most enchanting is the Curonian Spit National Park, located on a peninsula between the Curonian lagoon and the Baltic Sea. It features giant sand dunes, pine forests and many rare plants and animals.

European long distance trail E9 is meant to lead through Lithuania at some indefinite point in the future, but non-existant as yet. The Lithuanian border, near the Polish city of Ogrodniki, is a trailhead of the E11, which runs from the Netherlands through Germany into Poland.

Best time for hiking in Lithuania is from late spring until early autumn. Winters are generally cold with snow, although climate on the Curonian Split is slightly less harsh. There are hotels, hostels and B&B's and camp sites to be found in many places.

Regions

Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vilnius and Environs
  • Vilnius and Environs at 1:100,000 in a series GPS compatible regional maps of Lithuania from Alma Littera prominently highlighting each area’s best sights and showing a wide range of other places of interest including campsites. Main roads are graded according to the speed limit; regional and local roads indicate asphalted or gravel routes.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kaunas and Environs East
  • Kaunas and its eastern environs in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering Lithuania’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring and/or graphics to indicate... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Žemaitija National Park
  • Žemaitija National Park at 1:100,000 in a series GPS compatible regional maps of Lithuania from Alma Littera prominently highlighting each area’s best sights and showing a wide range of other places of interest including campsites. Main roads are graded according to the speed limit; regional and local roads indicate asphalted or gravel routes.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Klaipeda, Kuronian Spit and the Southern Coast
  • Klaipeda, Kuronian Spit and the Southern Coast of Lithuania in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering the country’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Zemaitija National Park
  • Zemaitija National Park in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering Lithuania’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring and/or graphics to indicate different... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Anykšciai Regional Park
  • Anykšciai Regional Park at 1:100,000 in a series GPS compatible regional maps of Lithuania from Alma Littera prominently highlighting each area’s best sights and showing a wide range of other places of interest including campsites. Main roads are graded according to the speed limit; regional and local roads indicate asphalted or gravel routes.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vilnius North East and Its Environs
  • The north-eastern part of Vilnius and its environs in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering Lithuania’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring and/or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Klaipeda and the Northern Coast
  • Klaipeda and the Northern Coast of Lithuania in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering the country’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring and/or graphics... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dzukija National Park
  • Dzukija National Park at 1:100,000 in a series GPS compatible regional maps of Lithuania from Alma Littera prominently highlighting each area’s best sights and showing a wide range of other places of interest including campsites. Main roads are graded according to the speed limit; regional and local roads indicate asphalted or gravel routes.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gražute - Sartai Regional Parks
  • Gražute - Sartai Regional Parks at 1:100,000 in a series GPS compatible regional maps of Lithuania from Alma Littera prominently highlighting each area’s best sights and showing a wide range of other places of interest including campsites. Main roads are graded according to the speed limit; regional and local roads indicate asphalted or gravel... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vilnius South West and Its Environs
  • The south-western part of Vilnius and its environs in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering Lithuania’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring and/or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dzukija National Park West
  • The western part of the Dzukija National Park in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering Lithuania’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring and/or graphics... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Trakai Historical National Park
  • Trakai Historical National Park at 1:100,000 in a series GPS compatible regional maps of Lithuania from Alma Littera prominently highlighting each area’s best sights and showing a wide range of other places of interest including campsites. Main roads are graded according to the speed limit; regional and local roads indicate asphalted or gravel... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania
  • Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at 1:1,200,000 on an overview road map from the Tallinn based Regio, highlighting locations of petrol stations run by Statoil, with on the reverse enlargement of the three capitals.On one side is a road map of the three countries at 1:1,200,000 designed to show the network of principal and secondary... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vilnius South East and Its Environs
  • The south-eastern part of Vilnius and its environs in a series of contoured maps at 1:50,000 from the Vilnius based publishers Briedis covering Lithuania’s popular regions and highlighting each area’s recreational possibilities, tourist facilities, various places of interest, etc.Maps in this series are contoured and have colouring and/or... Read more
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