The Curonian Spit is one of the Baltic region’s most precious and impressive natural wonders and a must-see on any tour of Lithuania.
This 97km-long shard of land is just a short ferry ride from Klaipeda but is like a different world with its undulating sand dunes covered with thick swathes of pine and birch trees and fascinating wildlife such as elk and whole colonies of herons and cormorants.
With an extensive network of forest trails and cycle paths, the Spit is a wonderful place to explore on foot or by bike, and with the Lithuanian portion a manageable 35km long (the rest belongs to Kaliningrad) and 4km at its widest; this is a fantastic way to spend a day.
The charming village of Nida is the Curonian Spit’s most popular destination for visitors. This ancient fishing town is brimming with quaint, timber houses painted in a variety of bright colours and boasts a lovely, cosmopolitan beach perfect for some relaxing bathing before renting a bike and cycling back to the ferry!