Who were the Vikings?
The name Viking did not imply one’s 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.
Viking experiences on Saaremaa
Fearless voyages, the spirit of battle, medieval handicraft techniques, special food and much more creates the essence of Viking era. Come and discover those things on Saaremaa.
Battle of Salme
The Battle of Salme began with an attack from bowmen. The rain of arrows hit the ships and the men causing the first casualties. Fierce close combat ensued with swords clashing and piercing.
Exhibition "Vikings before Vikings"
The findings from the ships in Salme have returned to Saaremaa and will be put on display on 21 May 2021 at the exhibition ‘Vikings before Vikings’ in Saaremaa Museum.
Island of the viking brochure
We have gathered all the most important information about the island of the vikings into one brochure.
Year of Vikings 2021
The islanders have re-written the world’s Viking history. This year the Vikings are more important on the island than ever, as we have dedicated the whole year to them.