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Customer label “You are safe here!”

With the COVID-19 safety label, we confirm that we follow the requirements and instructions of the Government and the Health Board of Estonia established for our field of activity, we keep up to date with the information and help visitors to comply with the virus prevention rules on site.   On our islands, theres room […]

Island of the Vikings

Who were the Vikings? The name Viking did not imply ones ethnicity, but rather their profession any freeman could become a Viking, be it their wish or out of necessity, and subsequently climb the social ladder or gather a fortune. Read more Viking experiences on Saaremaa Fearless voyages, the spirit of battle, medieval handicraft […]

Viking experiences

The Vikings have become more and more of a talking point on Saaremaa in the last 10 or so years. Now that the lynchpin of the islands Viking history the unearthed Salme ships has made its way back to Saaremaa, 2021 has been declared Year of the Viking.   Read this page to […]

Year of Vikings programme

There are many events taking place in 2021 as part of the Year of Vikings.   THE CALENDAR OF THE YEAR OF VIKINGS WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY.   FEBRUARY 10.02 Conference Saaremaa the cradle of the Viking Age? hosted by the department of tourism of Kuressaare Regional Training Centre. Registration: lingid.ee/viiking 13.02 Kuressaare Snow […]

Who were the Vikings?

Historians regard the Norsemen attack on the abbey on Lindisfarne, 8 June 793 as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, as the beginning of the Viking Age. This event marked the beginning of a new era during which warriors from Norway, Sweden and Denmark struck fear into the hearts of people stretching from Western Europe to […]

Battle of Salme

The area surrounding Salme used to look completely different during the Pre-Viking Age as the sea-level has since dropped, exposing the seafloor. Back then, Sõrve Peninsula used to be an island separated from Saaremaa by a strait where the Salme River now flows. The grassy meadow behind the schoolhouse in Salme used to be a […]

Vikings before Vikings

In 2008 traces of two Pre-Viking Age ships along with skeletons and prehistoric items were discovered in Salme in Saaremaa. These findings are unique for the large number of the buried (a total of 41 fallen warriors) and the lavish grave goods. The burial ships in Salme are unique in Estonia and have been deemed […]

Why was 2021 year of the Vikings?

Ten years ago two prehistoric shipwrecks were discovered during construction work in Salme on the island of Saaremaa. It became apparent that these were Viking ships, which, after further research, completely rewrote the history of Vikings in Europe. Today the research has been completed and the findings are on hold in the Saaremaa Museum, where […]

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