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!

St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu is the oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia - its construction was started in 1643. After the Ruhnu Swedish left, the purpose of this house of God was forgotten for half a century. The wooden church was newly consecrated in 1999. Good to know: The collection of glass paintings from the Ruhnu wooden church is located in the History Museum in Stockholm. The oldest parts of the building are the polygonal choir and altar, and the nave. The altar is covered with a thin, polished stone slate; the oaken frame stands on sand and is open towards the south.
Ruhnu küla, küla, Ruhnu vald, vald, 93001
One of the oldest department stores in Saaremaa is in the centre of Kuressaare. You can find anything from household goods to cosmetics on the two floors. A phone store, pet shop and pharmacy are on the first floor of the department store. Parking is easy: just use the large guarded car park behind the store.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93814
Orissaare alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald
Kuivastu küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94702
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
The village of Koguva on the west coast of Muhu Island is one of the most outstanding examples of Estonian peasant architecture. The village with its unique landscape has somewhat exceptional history. Free peasants who were never subjected to serfdom used to live here. Attractions: farm architecture, Muhu folk costumes, an old village school, various exhibitions on Muhu history, art exhibitions, and a museum shop. Good to know: the museum was opened in 1973 at the birthplace of writer Juhan Smuuli at Tooma Farm. In 1990, it was named the Muhu Museum. The museum is located in four farms. You can get tickets and a map of the village from Tooma Farm.
Koguva küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94724
The making of the manor began in 1558. The mansion has its primal wide front stairway although building of the mansard floor on top of it and widening the windows has had a severe deforming effect. A special article of the manor is a system of paths and courses that are originated from the 18th century. These are surrounded by low stone walls with classy gates which are all well maintained. Good to know: Today there's an accommodation available in the manor. Now there is a hall for visitors that has a capacity of 100 people.
Jõgela küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93312
Make your own personal soap in the GoodKaarma soap factory. This workshop has been recognised with the Genuine and Interesting Estonia (EHE) label and it is truly enjoyable and suitable for families. Participants will get a thorough overview of the soap-making process and learn about a wide range of essential oils. They will also be able to take their soap with them. We will use production residues of cold-process soaps, which do not contain chemicals. The entire process is safe and fun for both children and adults.
Kuke küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93734
Ajamaja Gallery offers you art on three different floors. The gallery has exhibitions of both art and cultural history.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
A retro style adventure in a convertible off-road military vehicle, the legendary Russian Villis. Enjoy a relaxing trip along picturesque village roads, secret forest trails and coastal landscape or test your spirit on a tougher terrain where horsepower might need human assistance. It is a great birthday present, stag night idea, extravagant wedding car or simply a great activity for a summer day in Saaremaa. An unforgettable experience is guaranteed for any preference! See you at the safari!
Kõrkvere küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94535

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