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!

The vessel uisk was a symbol of Muhumaa on Väinameri Sea for almost 1,000 years. The vessel was called huisk before, which meant snake or worm. This word was also used to describe the viking ships of Saaremaa, that attacked the territories of the Bishopric of Riga and took part in raids to Scandinavia. The uisk is probably one of the oldest types of sailing ships in Estonia. The revival and rebuilding of the ancient ship started in Koguva port in 2009. During the project, a traditional uisk vessel will be built, which will be 15 metres long and 5.2 metres wide.
Kuivastu küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94702
Kahutsi küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94513
The Sport Centre has three full sized basketball courts where you can also play volleyball, floor hockey and indoor football. The Sport Centre also has a athletics hall with two tennis courts, a weight room, weight equipment, a wrestling and judo hall and an aerobics hall. Badminton (4 courts) and table tennis (3 tables) can also be played. The Centre also has a café, a seminar room for up to 35 people and saunas.     
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
Ruhnu Kultuuriait values, researches, and preserves the local cultural heritage. We revive traditional crafts and lifestyles by adjusting them to modern conditions. We exhibit, introduce, and make Ruhnu folk costumes. The workshops are perfect for entertainment or learning new things (braiding ribbons and net, making rope, knitting on a loom, Ruhnu knitwear, making ceramics from local clay, etc.). Both children and adults can participate. The workshops must be booked in advance for groups. We offer public workshops and seminars; prices range from 5 to 30 euros.
Ruhnu küla, küla, Ruhnu vald, vald, 93001
Tuhkana beach, in Northern Saaremaa, is one of the best places for swimming in Saaremaa. With a sandy shore 500 metres wide - the beach is unlike others in South Saaremaa in that you don't have to walk far to reach its deep waters. With the beaches' roaring waves - made more powerful with the strong north wind, or the beaches' volleyball court, there is something for everyone. A boardwalk, from the parking lot to the beach, running through the neighbouring pine forest is a good chance for a walk; and the beaches other surrounding forests give visitors the opportunity to pick mushrooms and berries before taking a break at the RMK recreation area's picnic table, information stand and outhouse.
Murika küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94272
Keywords of the hotel are simplicity, privacy, uniqueness, naturality, friendliness and caring service. The aquatic centre includes an indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, modern Finnish saunas, sanarium and a steam sauna. You can also enjoy underwater massage in the big pool. The pool and the activity room put your time to good use and keep you fit both mentally and physically. Many relaxing treatments also await in the spa.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93813
The pools are meant for relaxed swimming and are not very deep. * The fascinating colour scheme and mellow lighting help create the mood in the swimming pool (27 °C). * The outdoor pool (25 °C) is open all year round and helps make the summer last longer at the expense of spring and autumn. * You can enjoy an underwater massage in the minipool (33 °C). This pool is also suitable for children. * The hot tub (36 °C) helps alleviate stress and fatigue. * Contrasting pools with warm (36 °C) and cold (15 °C) water and a bottom that is covered in sea stones will stimulate tired feet. You and your partner can enjoy the pleasures of a steam sauna, a Finnish sauna, and a sanarium.  
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93810
An eye-catching former fire station stands by the Kuressaare town hall. It was built in 1911, except for the stone tower that was built for drying the hosepipes in 1958. Once the new modern depot was built next to the bus station, the old one was left to tenants. Today, the building is a private property and is a home to the Pritsumaja Grill & Bar Restaurant. Good to know: One of the very first voluntary fire societies in Estonia was established in Kuressaare (1867).
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
In 1646, the 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 selected for the beacon was unsuitable and the beacon was relocated to the tip of Sõrve Peninsula. A stone tower was established there in 1770, but it was destroyed in the Second World War. The present cone-shaped lighthouse of monolithic concrete was built in 1960. In the summer, you can also climb to the top of the highest lighthouse of the Baltic Sea. Interesting to know: • The height of Sõrve Lighthouse from its foot is 52 metres and it is 53 metres above sea level.
Sääre küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93249
Muhu Adventure Park has places to climb and heights to defeat that are perfect for both the old and the young, as well as for beginners and the advanced.  The total length of the trails is about 1,200 meters. The trails are interesting and challenging. Our most difficult trails are definitely one of the most challenging trails in Estonia. In the summer, you can try night climbing, box climbing, and wall climbing. There is a playground, a sandpit, and swings for children. If you are not interested in climbing, you can also explore the Soviet military tracks. The nature and study trail near the adventure park provides insights into the military heritage and species of plants, birds, and insects that can be found in the area.
Piiri küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94730

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