Attractions

Saaremaa has always attracted holiday makers with its wildlife, history and friendly people. If you add some beautiful sandy beaches and joyful culture events, a memorable holiday is secured. The top 5 attractions in Saaremaa during recent years have been:

-    Kuressaare bishopric castle-fortification, telling with its rooms full of history a colourful story of the past of Saaremaa
-    Kaali meteorite crater, demonstrating the power and unpredictability of the nature  
-    Angla windmill hill and heritage culture centre, teaching us about ancient traditions and way of life  
-    Panga bluff, painting a picture of the Ice Age, crust uplift and ancient plant and insect fossils
-    Vilsandi National Park, allowing us to admire the beauty of wildlife in orchids, flocks of migrating birds and lighthouses.

In addition to traditional attractions, sunny hiking trails, galleries full of art, handicraft workshops, architecture full of history and wildlife are yours to discover.

 

     
Fortresses/strongholds, ancient sites
Castles and manor houses
Churches
Memorials and monuments
Architectural monuments
Ancient monuments
Lighthouses
Museums and galleries
National parks
Nature conservation areas
Nature sites
Hiking trails
Botanical gardens/parks
Zoos
Theme parks
Water parks
Excursions and guided tours
Workshops
Steam, raft, river saunas
Shopping centres and markets
Night clubs
Golf (excl. mini-golf)
Hunting
Nature watching
Hikes and trips
Water sports
Diving
Horse riding
Adventure and team games
Adventure parks
Sports
Beaches for swimmers and watercraft users
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Vilsandi hiking trails

Vilsandi hiking trails

Hikes and trips | Kihelkonna vald | (+372) 4546880

The Island of Vilsandi can be accessed by boat from Papisaare harbour or, in the summer, by foot. The marked hiking trail that is almost 5 km long starts from the tip of Kuusnõmme Peninsula and runs a...


Steller’s Eider weekend - scheduled tour

Steller’s Eider weekend - scheduled tour

Nature watching | Kihelkonna vald |

About 2000 Steller´s Eiders winter in West-Estonian coastal waters. In Early spring they come closer to shore and are easier to see. At the same time woodpeckers, owls and grouses are getting active. ...


Tagaranna Limestone Cliff

Tagaranna Limestone Cliff

Nature sites | Mustjala vald |

The limestone cliff is 1 km long, the highest point is 5.0 m. There is a second terrace on the Ninase limestone cliff of Jaagarahu dolomites, which is located inland, away from the water. On the cliff...


Saaremaa Veski

Saaremaa Veski

Architectural monuments | Kuressaare | (+372) 4533776

The mill was constructed in 1899 on the location of the Kuressaare First Apostolic Orthodox Church. The windmill was operational until 1941. After the war, it was used as a storage and the living quar...


Mändjala beach

Mändjala beach

Beaches for swimmers and watercraft users | Lääne-Saare vald |

Mändjala beach is the southernmost beach in Estonia. If the sun becomes too intense or you get thirsty, a beach bar, beach chairs and hammocks hung between pine trees are waiting for you. After extens...


Dendrarium of Mihkel Rand

Dendrarium of Mihkel Rand

Botanical gardens/parks | Pöide vald | (+372) 6767521

Village blacksmith Mihkel Rand began creating a garden on this 0.4 ha limestone hill in 1925. Preparing the ground for rare trees and bushes he dug holes into the limestone terrain and carted thousand...


St. John's Church in Saare County

St. John's Church in Saare County

Churches | Orissaare vald |

St. John's Church in Saare County is one of the few baroque country churches built in Estonia before the Great Northern War. It was named after the patriarch of Alexandria, St. John the Merciful, who ...


Harilaiu hiking trails

Harilaiu hiking trails

Hikes and trips | Kihelkonna vald | (+372) 4546880

Harilaiu Peninsula is the most beautiful and ancient part of Vilsandi National Park. It has been a protected area for fauna, flora and geology since 1924. Harilaiu hiking trail starts from the car par...


Miku Forest Park

Miku Forest Park

Theme parks | Kihelkonna vald |

Everyone is welcome year round to the Miku Forest Park in Saaremaa, in the centre of Vilsandi National Park near Loona manor. In Miku Forest Park you can learn about plants in Saaremaa, how the forest...


Vilsandi Lighthouse

Vilsandi Lighthouse

Lighthouses | Kihelkonna vald |

Vilsandi Lighthouse was built in 1809. The important lighthouse was renovated several times, the most recent extensive repairs were done in 1957 and the lighthouse has not changed since. The period fr...


Vilsandi National Park and RMK information point

Vilsandi National Park and RMK information point

National parks | Kihelkonna vald | (+372) 4546880

Vilsandi is the oldest nature protection area in the Baltics, created in 1910, and reorganised as the Vilsandi National Park in 1993. There are over a hundred islands with lots of birds at the Vilsand...


Leisi Adventure Trail

Leisi Adventure Trail

Adventure parks | Leisi vald | (+372) 4573181

Leisi adventure trail awaits in the centre of Leisi, in a beautiful small pine forest. Many obstacles from different ropes, nets, and cables have been built between the trees (up to 150 cm from the gr...


Tip of Sõrve

Tip of Sõrve

Nature sites | Torgu vald |

The Sõrve peninsula ends in the tip of Sõrve - loved by nature enthusiasts and bird-watchers alike, the peninsula continues on in a number of islets that are part of the Irbe Strait and local legend. ...


Koguva Fishing Museum

Koguva Fishing Museum

Museums and galleries | Muhu vald |

In 2012, a unique fishing museum was opened in the fishnet shed at the Port of Koguva. All the exhibits are from the farms in the Koguva village, especially from the Tõnise farm, whose owner refused t...


St. Michael's Church in Kihelkonna

St. Michael's Church in Kihelkonna

Churches | Kihelkonna vald | (+372) 4546558

The church of Kihelkonna was built in the second half of 13th century. Initial church was without tower that was added to the church in the end of 19th century. Most impressive are the high domical he...


Johan Spa Hotel Aquatic Centre

Johan Spa Hotel Aquatic Centre

Water parks | Kuressaare | (+372) 4540000

The pool in our aquatic centre offers different underwater massages and is suitable for bathers, those who want to exercise or just enjoy the water. If you prefer the sauna, our sanarium, steam sauna ...


Sports | Leisi vald | (+372) 4573248

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Saaremaa Art Studio

Saaremaa Art Studio

Museums and galleries | Kuressaare | (+372) 4533748

Saaremaa Art Studio is an art centre that has been active for over 20 years and combines a gallery and an art school. At the gallery that is located in the centre of Kuressaare, you can visit exhibit...


Jõiste beach

Jõiste beach

Beaches for swimmers and watercraft users | Leisi vald |

Jõiste beach is a small and beautiful beach on the northern coast of Saaremaa; it is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, having a picnic or camping. The beach has a small sales stand, a volleyball court...


Grand Rose Spa & Sauna Centre

Grand Rose Spa & Sauna Centre

Water parks | Kuressaare | (+372) 6667000

The exotic spa & sauna centre has 7 different saunas: the sanarium, birch sauna, juniper sauna, steam sauna, salt sauna, Finnish sauna and outdoor sauna, which is accessible directly from the centre i...