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Year of the Vikings

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Year of Vikings programme

There are many events taking place in 2021 as part of the Year of Vikings.   THE CALENDAR OF THE YEAR OF VIKINGS WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY.   FEBRUARY 10.02 Conference Saaremaa the cradle of the Viking Age? hosted by the department of tourism of Kuressaare Regional Training Centre. Registration: 13.02 Kuressaare Snow […]

Who were the Vikings?

Historians regard the Norsemen attack on the abbey on Lindisfarne, 8 June 793 as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, as the beginning of the Viking Age. This event marked the beginning of a new era during which warriors from Norway, Sweden and Denmark struck fear into the hearts of people stretching from Western Europe to […]

Battle of Salme

The area surrounding Salme used to look completely different during the Pre-Viking Age as the sea-level has since dropped, exposing the seafloor. Back then, Sõrve Peninsula used to be an island separated from Saaremaa by a strait where the Salme River now flows. The grassy meadow behind the schoolhouse in Salme used to be a […]

Vikings before Vikings

In 2008 and 2010 traces of two Pre-Viking Age ships along with skeletons and prehistoric items were discovered in Salme in Saaremaa. These findings are unique for the large number of the buried (a total of 41 fallen warriors) and the lavish grave goods. The burial ships in Salme are unique in Estonia and have […]

Year of Vikings 2021

Ten years ago two prehistoric shipwrecks were discovered during construction work in Salme on the island of Saaremaa. It became apparent that these were Viking ships, which, after further research, completely rewrote the history of Vikings in Europe. Today the research has been completed and the findings are on hold in the Saaremaa Museum, where […]

Saaremaa – Green destination

Every year, Green Destinations, an organization that develops sustainable international tourism, publishes a list of TOP 100 destinations that receive recognition as a sustainable destination. In 2020, Saaremaa will be honored to be a green destination, i.e., one of the 100 regions in the world promoting sustainable tourism. In 2020, Saaremaa was also chosen as […]


Kuressaare’s Street Picnic

Kuressaare street picnic is one of the highlights of Saaremaa autumn events. A nice evening on the main street of Kuressaare, delicious food and drinks, spectacular company and thousands of people at the picnic table form a unique experience. Kuressaare street picnic will move to gardens and cafes.   We have had the picnic in […]

9 best restaurants in Saaremaa and Muhu – White Guide recommends in 2021

What is the White Guide?   The White Guide is the leading restaurant guide in the Nordic countries. This quality system, launched in Sweden in 2005, has expanded to Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe islands and Estonia.   The White Guide team anonymously visits hundreds of restaurants each year and at the end […]

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