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!

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
At the Kalev Chocolate Store in Kuressaare you'll find a wide range of Kalev treats, including hand-made chocolates and marzipan.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
Kuressaare Tennis Centre, which is situated close to the town's stadium, opened in 2012. Lessons are available for both children and adults, and the centre can also organise sports and family days including tennis coaching. Did you know...? *The centre has three indoor artificial grass courts and five outdoor clay courts (which are open in summer).
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93815
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93810
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
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
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
Haapsu küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94651
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
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

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