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!

A historical cobblestone road runs from Kihelkonna to Papissaare harbour; a boat captain will take your group to Vilsandi from there. This is a time to enjoy the views and take photos. Then, you will travel at the back of a truck to a lighthouse, so you can enjoy the wonderful view of Vaika islands, where the preservation of nature in the Baltic countries began in 1910. You will learn how the first nature protection area was established in Estonia, and we will talk about the times when Vilsandi was a busy and active island of seamen and ship builders. The coastal trip then takes you for a meal in a tourism farm; after lunch, you will travel on the truck back to the harbour and take a boat back to Saaremaa. Comfortable hiking footwear and wind-proof clothing is essential.
Kihelkonna alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93401
Kudjape alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93851
The diameter of the round-oval shaped hill fort constitutes 120 m from the northeast to the southwest and 110 m from the southeast to the northwest, the height of the outer slope constitutes 5-8 m. The inner slope and the ridge of the wall are covered with rubble from the slate walls once laid on the rampart. Good to know: The first archaeological excavations were carried out in Valjala in 1895. An unexpected lucky discovery was an embellished hilt. The area of the yard is approx. 3600 m².
Valjala alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94302
WOW Centre will open its doors in October 2020! The keyword of WOW! Centre is illusion: here, you can walk in the rain without getting wet, climb in the void, or be underwater. Western philosophy represents divergent views on the perception of reality, its potentiality and adequacy. How real is reality? What is the relationship between nature and human consciousness? Is man truly capable of understanding nature and the world (in the most general sense)? The Planetarium has a 4D cinema and seminars, concerts, and special programmes for up to 60 people can be organised here.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93810
One-naved classicistic Kuressaare St. Laurence Church was established at the current location in 17th century. Individuality to the church is given by decorative details from dolomite. The pulpit and altar wall of the church are hewed from dolomite, all along the building is surrounded by columnar balcony. In the church You can see the first Sauer instrument of Estonia, the only organ of Kuressaare city. Interesting to know: Unique baptismal stone comes from crushed in 1944 Anseküla medieval church; Altar painting „Kolgata” author is Carl Siegismund Walther; The Empire style pin broach is inspired by St. Petersburg buildings.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93811
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 are inviting you to Saarema, to rest and try out diving. Visitors can try diving for €32, which includes theory lessons, a full gear set, and diving. It is also possible to go on trips that start at the Veere port at Saaremaa. 
Kallaste küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93462
Our small unique spa provides visitors with comfort and privacy. The spa offers a variety of treatments and massages for women, men, children, and young people, as well as a wide selection of different baths. We use products by the leading French cosmetics brand Cinq Mōndes and the magnificient Japanese brand Forlle'd. In addition to enjoying our warm water swimming pool, you can relax in our hot tub as well as our Finnish and steam saunas. Smaller groups can book the cosy infrared or private sauna, which also includes a Finnish and a steam sauna, and a spacious relaxation room with a hot tub. Throughout the year, we offer exciting training courses and seminars in our Tervise Boutique (Health Boutique) series.    
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93816
The beautiful sandy beach, the sound of the sea, bird song and the first rays of the sun... it's not a dream - it's a surf holiday on the island of Saaremaa! Come alone or bring your friends and family. Mändjala Surf Club's instructors will train you professionally and safely about everything kite-surfing has to offer. It demands 100% focus, so there's no better way to shake off your everyday worries and make the most of your break!
Mändjala küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93871
Salme alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93201
Looking somewhat eclectic, the main part of the Oti manor house consisting of a single storey and a basement was apparently built in the 18thC. Later, balconies supported by slender columns were added at the sides. The building is adorned with many sculptural decorations, dolomite blocks at the corners, decorative window frames and a finely carved coat of arms of the Aderkass family above the entrance. Interesting to know: This is the oldest manor house in Saaremaa. It has a great historical and cultural value. Oti Manor was the centre of economic and cultural life in Paide.
Oti küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94518

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