Saaremaa attractions

Saaremaa has always attracted its guests with our wildlife, history and friendly people. Add some beautiful sandy beaches and joyful culture events for a truly memorable holiday. The top 6 Saaremaa attractions throughout the years have been:

 

  • Kuressaare bishopric castle-fortification, telling a colourful story of the past of Saaremaa with its rooms full of history. Today the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum.
  • Kaali meteorite crater, demonstrating the power and unpredictability of the nature. 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.
  • Angla windmill hill and heritage culture centre, teaching us about ancient traditions and way of life. Four out of the five windmills on Angla Windmill mount are typical trestle windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa. A slightly taller windmill is Dutch-style windmill. At Angla heritage cultural centre you can take part of number of workshops - trying your hand at pottery, felting, bread-making and more.
  • Panga bluff, painting a picture of the Ice Age, crust uplift and ancient plant and insect fossils. Panga cliff is the highest bedrock outcrop in western Estonia and its islands.
  • Vilsandi National Park, allowing us to admire the beauty of wildlife in orchids, flocks of migrating birds and lighthouses. Vilsandi is the oldest nature protection area in the Baltics, founded as a bird reserve in 1910.
  • Sääre lighthouse, which is the highest with it’s 52 meters in the Baltic Sea, guarantees a beautiful view to the surroundings from the viewing platform
Top attractions in Kuressaare
Top attractions on Saaremaa

In addition to traditional attractions...

... sunny hiking trails, galleries full of art, handicraft workshops, architecture full of history and unspoiled wildlife are yours to discover. For more inspiration read our travel magazine Visit Saaremaa online here. From the magazine you will find inspiration for where to go and what to do, what to eat on the island. You can read about local folk clothing and bonnets (tanud) and about the convent at Reomäe. Saaremaa waits to be discovered!

Welcome to our exotic spa and sauna centre Rosarium! We offer various relaxing treatments for your body, face, hands and feet. You are sure to find something to your liking from our wide selection.  You will guarantee a suitable spa schedule for yourself if you book your treatments in advance. The selection and price list for the treatments is here: We want you to enjoy our treatments so that you will be truly relaxed and refreshed when you leave! 
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93811
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 extensive cleaning work and developments, Mändjala became the official swimming beach of Saaremaa in 2014.
Mändjala küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93871
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, there are displays on the use of alternative sources of energy, and the principles of renovation and low energy consumption. Art and cultural treasures are also displayed for an aesthetic touch.  The atelier-hall in the building accommodates up to 75 people for concerts. A seminar room, sauna, handicraft workshop, kitchen and atelier can all be rented. Excursions are available for groups of up to 8 persons.   More information available here: 
Vilsandi küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93421
Hotel Saaremaa Spa is ideal for those who value personalised service and privacy. The Thalasso sauna complex has infrared, Finnish, steam, and salt saunas. The hot tub has a refreshing effect. The jacuzzi offers total relaxation along with the adjacent recreation area with a fireplace and a spacious terrace overlooking the sea. The Thalasso sauna also gives visitors the chance to make the most of natural sea salt and a range of sea mud masks. Professionals from Thailand offer exotic Thai massages. We also welcome families with children who can stay in two-storied family rooms. Children can enjoy children's treatments in the spa.
Mändjala küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93871
Sõrve Military Museum is at the very end of Sõrve peninsula, in former Border Guard barracks. Founded in order to preserve and promote local history, this museum showcases local life and has displays of the military presence and activities here. Among its exhibits, there is an old stone blackboard, parts of an old Swedish military vessel, and rifles that have seen better days!
Sääre küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93249
Mustjala küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93601
Summer, sun, island, history – all you need is a sunset, the sea, and good music. You will find all this on the concert and sunset cruises on the sailing ship Hoppet in Kuressaare Bay, Saaremaa. The ship departs from Kuressaare Castle on summer evenings and it can accommodate up to 50 guests. There are concerts for everyone: lovers of ethno and traditional music, jazz, sailors' songs, and contemporary digital music. Book a private tour or join a planned event (tickets can be found on Facebook and the website). We also serve local coastal dishes and craft drinks on board.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93815
The cold-process method is a professional technique we use to make GoodKaarma soaps. The workshop will introduce the techniques of soapmaking and teach about the characteristics of different essential oils, herbs, and spices. In front of you and with your help, we will make a full pot of soap. We will offer you an interesting experience of our home business and additionally, you will learn to make soap on your own.
Kuke küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93734
Viirelaid, which was historically called Paternoster (‘Our Father’ in Latin), is an islet by the southeastern coast of Muhu. Its area is 81 ha.  According to the latest data, the first navigation mark was erected on the Paternoster islet in 1836. The new wooden tower was built in 1857. As the wooden tower often needed repairs, plans for a new metal tower were made. In 1880, the construction of a tower, a lodge, a sauna, and a fuel warehouse started. The complex was completed in 1881.  It is possible to see the Viirelaid lighthouse every day. The boat leaves the port of Virtsu every day at 12 p.m. and takes you back at 2 p.m. Transport to the island and back costs €25.    
Võiküla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94713
The Aavik Family house-museum is a branch of Saaremaa Museum in Kuressaare, Jänesteküla suburb, Vallimaa Street 7. The museum exhibits an overview of the life and activities of a linguist Johannes Aavik, known for modernising Estonian language, and a local cultural figure, Joosep Aavik. The museum first opened its doors on June 19th 1992 . Good to know: 1896- 1926 a linguist Johannes Aavik resided in this house. Since 1961 until his death in 1989, Joosep Aavik, Estonian organist, choir and orchestra conductor and music critic, lived in the same house.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93812

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