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!

Visitors to the water park can use the four-lane standard size swimming pool.  Children can have fun with the 52-metre water slide and in the children's pool. The Jacuzzi can accommodate ten people.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93810
By its ground plan stronghold is almost rectangular. In the middle of app. 4800 m² plain yard there is noticeable dimple, a former well place. Clearly are visible the locations of the gates in the north-east and north-west parts of the embankment. In winter it becomes a popular place for sledging. Interesting to know: There were found a part of spiral bracelet and crosshead breastpin dated from 12th-13th century. Inside of the embankment were found carbonized stumps of beams that digger associated with wooden fortification of the stronghold.
Kaarma-Kirikuküla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93752
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
Kiipsaare lighthouse was completed in 1933 and is 26 metres high. Initially, the lighthouse was constructed about 100 m from the coast; however, due to changes in the shoreline, it is now located in sea waters. Because of strong storms and waves, the lighthouse that is standing on a steep coast became tilted years ago. Therefore, the lighthouse received a nickname the Pisa Tower of Saaremaa. Strong gusts of wind and waves pushed the lighthouse into a more upright position later. Good to know: As the lighthouse is located on the territory of Vilsandi National Park, it can only be accessed on foot. The distance from car park to the lighthouse is about 4 km, and the lighthouse can only be viewed from the outside.
Kõruse-Metsaküla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93443
Kuivastu küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94702
Sõrve Military Museum is at the very end of Sõrve peninsula, in former Border Guard barracks. Founded in order to preserve and promote local history, this museum showcases local life and has displays of the military presence and activities here. Among its exhibits, there is an old stone blackboard, parts of an old Swedish military vessel, and rifles that have seen better days!
Sääre küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93249
On the west coast of Saaremaa, you will find one of the most unique farm museums in Estonia – the Mihkli Farm Museum. Mihkli is a farm typical of western Saaremaa, with many architectural sights and interesting items. There was no need to search for items for this farm museum – in addition to a complete set of buildings, it had a rich collection of everyday items. Almost all of the items were made by the inhabitants of this farm. Good to know: eight generations of a single family have lived in the farm.
Viki küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93454
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
The church together with the gates from dolomite and surrounding wall is under protection as architectural memory. The church built in 1790 is three-naved in low-key late classicistic style. Interesting is built at the same time three-part gate. On each side of its main entrance wall surface hang two half-columns with Doric serifs. Interesting to know: Church was built by order of Catherine the II. Since the congregation was established there were 30 priests.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93816
Are you looking for an exciting active vacation option with family or friends? Want to put yourself to the test and flex your muscles? Hallikivi Adventure Park in Saaremaa is the perfect place, offering outdoor recreation through different activities. Good to know:  - the area of the adventure park is about one hectare; - there are four different and unique tracks, all of which are located in a beautiful pine forest;  - you can enjoy a 120 m zip-line; - there is a track for children and a playground for small children; - there is a total of 250 m of zip-lines; - you can celebrate birthdays in the picnic area/building. Come and enjoy an active vacation in the nature!
Vennati küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93530

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