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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Sõrve Lighthouse

Sõrve Lighthouse

Lighthouses | Saaremaa vald |

In 1646 Livonian governor general Gabriel Oxenstierna had a primitive lighthouse – a beacon – built on a little island located at the tip of Sõrve Peninsula. Autumn storms showed that the small island...


Ohessaare cliffs

Ohessaare cliffs

Nature sites | Saaremaa vald |

The limestone Ohessaare cliffs, on the western shores of the Sõrve peninsula, are around 500 m long and up to 4 m high. They present the most extensive cross-section of young Silurian rock and sedimen...


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. ...


Kuressaare Kuursaal

Kuressaare Kuursaal

Architectural monuments | Saaremaa vald |

It is believed that a local pharmacist came up with the idea of building a Kuursaal (resort hall).  Construction took eight months, and it was officially opened on 11 June 1889. In the centre part, th...


Kaali field of meteorite craters

Kaali field of meteorite craters

Nature sites | Saaremaa vald | (+372) 4591184

The approximate time of Kaali meteorite fall is 7500-7600 years ago. Meteorite fall caused big damages on already inhabited Saaremaa, it could be compared to explosion of atomic bomb. At the height of...


Panga cliff

Panga cliff

Nature sites | Saaremaa vald | (+372) 53088667

The Panga cliff stands, stark in colour, at a maximum height of 21.3 m, and runs for about 2.5 km! A vast slate, as all cliffs of Saaremaa are, wall reaching straight up from the surrounding beach, th...


Exhibition halls of Kuressaare Cultural Centre

Exhibition halls of Kuressaare Cultural Centre

Museums and galleries | Kuressaare | (+372) 4520700

The main hall and spacious foyers of the Cultural Centre are used for exhibitions of art, handicrafts and cultural history....


Discovery trip to Kessulaid

Discovery trip to Kessulaid

Hikes and trips | Muhu vald |

We are offering a fascinating trip of discovery to Kessulaid in Väinameri, where you will have enough activities to fill an entire day - a hiking trail, ruins for an old pastoral manor, remnants of th...


Barrakuuda Diving Club at Saaremaa

Barrakuuda Diving Club at Saaremaa

Diving | Saaremaa vald |

Diving is an exciting sport which does not require great physical effort or special skills but is relaxing and guarantees splendid adventures. Barrakuuda Diving Club and Pidula Trout Holiday Village a...


Vilsandi Lighthouse

Vilsandi Lighthouse

Lighthouses | Saaremaa 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...


Educational bicycle and hiking tours in Saaremaa, Muhu and Abruka

Educational bicycle and hiking tours in Saaremaa, Muhu and Abruka

Hikes and trips | Saaremaa vald |

We organise relaxing bicycle tours in Saaremaa. The tours last for approximately six to seven hours, and include a refreshing picnic in a beautiful location. You can choose from different routes on Mu...


Harilaid islet

Harilaid islet

Nature sites | Saaremaa vald |

Harilaid islet has a truly unique elongated trapeze shape that is defined by waved boundaries that line the islet from its South-East to North-West points. A low plain, its highest elevation does not ...


Spa Hotel Rüütli Water Park

Spa Hotel Rüütli Water Park

Water parks | Kuressaare | (+372) 4548100

Visitors to the water park can use the four-lane standard size swimming pool.  Children can have fun with the 52-metre water slide and in the children's pool. The Jacuzzi can accommodate ten people....


St. Mary's Church in Pöide

St. Mary's Church in Pöide

Churches | Pöide vald |

The Pöide Church was built in the middle of the 14th century on the ruins of the Pöide Order Castle. The existence of the castle is witnessed by the ruins lying under ground north of the church. Lower...


Hiking tracks in Kuressaare Health Park

Hiking tracks in Kuressaare Health Park

Hikes and trips | Saaremaa vald | (+372) 4520370

Kuressaare Health Park is located in a 36-hectare forest. You can exercise on 0.6 km, 1 km and 2 km running and skiing tracks in the health park. You can use running and hiking trails in summer and th...


Muhu Ostrich Farm

Muhu Ostrich Farm

Nature watching | Muhu vald | (+372) 4528148

Ostrich keeping began here on Laasu Farm in 1999. In addition to ostriches, the farm also raises emus who are renowned for their red meat and valuable fat, which is used for cosmetic products and food...


Odalätsi springs

Odalätsi springs

Nature sites | Saaremaa vald |

Odalätsi name derives from the legend in which the Old Devil is fighting with Tõll and has his spear broken. The springs that are there are the Old Devil's steps. Interesting to know If you wash y...


Audaku Study and Nature Trail

Audaku Study and Nature Trail

Hikes and trips | Lääne-Saare vald | (+372) 4546880

The trail is 2.2 km long. You will find the natural communities characteristic of Western Saaremaa Highlands on the trail. There are different forest types, a low swamp that is rich in species and dif...


Vilsandi Energy House

Vilsandi Energy House

Architectural monuments | Saaremaa vald |

In 2012, the former house of the Vilsandi Lighthouse keeper that was built in the 1870s was restored and renovated into a low-energy building. In addition to information on the history of the building...


Kuressaare Town Hall

Kuressaare Town Hall

Architectural monuments | Saaremaa vald | (+372) 4533120

Kuressaare town hall was built in 1654-1670. The initiator of town hall building was count M. G. De la Gardie. Town hall is simple and dour but appears to be grand representative of so called northern...