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!

GoodKaarma is a unique eco-farm which makes organic soaps. In the summer, the doors of the soap factory of our farm are open to everyone. Our outdoor café offers drinks and cakes, while our gift shop has a wide range of interesting souvenirs, special jewellery, organic soaps, body scrubs, earthenware  and more. Those interested can take part in soap-making workshops and make their own soap. The soap workshops are ideal for groups of 6 to 12 people and they cost 6 euros per person. The workshop for making cold-processed soaps is suitable for larger groups as well. Entrance is free for all (including groups). Groups should register beforehand.
Kuke küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93734
The pool in our aquatic centre offers different underwater massages and is suitable for bathers, those who want to exercise or just enjoy the water. If you prefer the sauna, our sanarium, steam sauna and Finnish sauna are at your disposal. After the sauna you can plunge into the cooling cold water pool next to the Finnish sauna. It is especially nice to relax in the warm jacuzzi.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93813
The unique Kaali Meteoritics and Limestone Museum provides an overview of the study of meteorites in Estonia and around the world, and displays fossils and other discoveries found on the island of Saaremaa. Visit and soak up the powerful energy of the Sihhote-Alini meteorite, or take an opportunity to marvel at the museum's Kaali meteorite films.
Kaali küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94143
Hoppet (Hope), the most beautiful ship of the Republic and the only remaining fore-and-aft schooner of the era, was built in 1926 and is still sailing the seas! Up to 50 people can board the ship at once. The salon of Admiral von Bellingshausen seats 22. There are a total of seven cabins in the ship, accommodating 26. Concerts on board, sunset and bay voyages, Abruka Island. There is a galley (kitchen), a bar, two toilets, fresh water, and a shower. The ship was renovated in 2011–2014 and offers charter voyages on the gulf and to islands. It is also possible to organise celebrations and weddings onboard. Welcome abroad Hoppet!
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93815
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
This church is thought to have stood in Jämaja since the 13th century, although nothing remains today of the original building. The church we see today, in Historicist style, was constructed in the second half of the 19th century. What makes it special is its proximity to the sea: the subject of its altar painting could only be found in a church where the sounds of the sea are heard through the window. Jämaja cemetery is located a little away from the church, practically on the beach. It is the only cemetery in Estonia this close to the water's edge.
Jämaja küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93238
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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