Attractions

Saaremaa has always attracted holiday makers with its wildlife, history and friendly people. If you add some beautiful sandy beaches and joyful culture events, a memorable holiday is secured. The top 5 attractions in Saaremaa during recent years have been:

-    Kuressaare bishopric castle-fortification, telling with its rooms full of history a colourful story of the past of Saaremaa
-    Kaali meteorite crater, demonstrating the power and unpredictability of the nature  
-    Angla windmill hill and heritage culture centre, teaching us about ancient traditions and way of life  
-    Panga bluff, painting a picture of the Ice Age, crust uplift and ancient plant and insect fossils
-    Vilsandi National Park, allowing us to admire the beauty of wildlife in orchids, flocks of migrating birds and lighthouses.

In addition to traditional attractions, sunny hiking trails, galleries full of art, handicraft workshops, architecture full of history and wildlife are yours to discover.

 

     
Fortresses/strongholds, ancient sites
Castles and manor houses
Churches
Memorials and monuments
Architectural monuments
Ancient monuments
Lighthouses
Museums and galleries
National parks
Nature conservation areas
Nature sites
Hiking trails
Botanical gardens/parks
Zoos
Theme parks
Water parks
Excursions and guided tours
Workshops
Steam, raft, river saunas
Shopping centres and markets
Night clubs
Golf (excl. mini-golf)
Hunting
Nature watching
Hikes and trips
Water sports
Diving
Horse riding
Adventure and team games
Adventure parks
Sports
Beaches for swimmers and watercraft users
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Pritsumaja in Kuressaare

Pritsumaja in Kuressaare

Architectural monuments | Kuressaare | (+372) 4533120

An eye-catching former fire station stands by the Kuressaare town hall. It was built in 1911, except for the stone tower that was built for drying the hosepipes in 1958. Once the new modern depot was ...


Vilsandi hiking trails

Vilsandi hiking trails

Hikes and trips | Kihelkonna vald | (+372) 4546880

The Island of Vilsandi can be accessed by boat from Papisaare harbour or, in the summer, by foot. The marked hiking trail that is almost 5 km long starts from the tip of Kuusnõmme Peninsula and runs a...


St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu

St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu

Churches | Ruhnu vald | (+372) 55695595

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 ...


Hiking by foot to Vilsandi island

Hiking by foot to Vilsandi island

Hikes and trips | Kihelkonna vald |

We will leave our cars at the top of the Kuusnõmme peninsula, where we will pack our backpacks and start our journey. As we find our way through the sea, we will cross the islets and once we reach Vil...


Vilsandi Lighthouse

Vilsandi Lighthouse

Lighthouses | Kihelkonna vald |

Vilsandi Lighthouse was built in 1809. The important lighthouse was renovated several times, the most recent extensive repairs were done in 1957 and the lighthouse has not changed since. The period fr...


Odalätsi springs

Odalätsi springs

Nature sites | Kihelkonna vald |

Odalätsi name derives from the legend in which the Old Devil is fighting with Tõll and has his spear broken. The springs that are there are the Old Devil's steps. Interesting to know If you wash y...


Kuressaare Town Hall

Kuressaare Town Hall

Architectural monuments | Kuressaare | (+372) 4533120

Kuressaare town hall was built in 1654-1670. The initiator of town hall building was count M. G. De la Gardie. Town hall is simple and dour but appears to be grand representative of so called northern...


Blesta rocks

Blesta rocks

Memorials and monuments | Laimjala vald |

The idea of the memorial comes from the Abal Order, stating that land had started to emerge from the sea after a number of catastrophes, taking place approximately 20,000 years ago. Saaremaa - the Mot...


Exhibition halls of Kuressaare Cultural Centre

Exhibition halls of Kuressaare Cultural Centre

Museums and galleries | Kuressaare | (+372) 4520700

The main hall and spacious foyers of the Cultural Centre are used for exhibitions of art, handicrafts and cultural history....


Vilsandi National Park and RMK information point

Vilsandi National Park and RMK information point

National parks | Kihelkonna vald | (+372) 4546880

Vilsandi is the oldest nature protection area in the Baltics, created in 1910, and reorganised as the Vilsandi National Park in 1993. There are over a hundred islands with lots of birds at the Vilsand...


Miku Forest Park

Miku Forest Park

Theme parks | Kihelkonna vald |

Everyone is welcome year round to the Miku Forest Park in Saaremaa, in the centre of Vilsandi National Park near Loona manor. In Miku Forest Park you can learn about plants in Saaremaa, how the forest...


Kaali Meteoritics and Limestone Museum

Kaali Meteoritics and Limestone Museum

Museums and galleries | Pihtla vald | (+372) 4591184

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 Saa...


 Horse-riding at Tika Farm

Horse-riding at Tika Farm

Horse riding | Pöide vald |

Tika Farm gives you the chance to go horse-riding in nature accompanied by an guide who knows the area. Our horses take us to some beautiful beaches and along forest tracks, where we might even encoun...


A cycling trip on small roads in Western Saaremaa

A cycling trip on small roads in Western Saaremaa

Hikes and trips | Salme vald |

A cycling trip for clients of Toomalõuka Farm on rarely used roads in the immediate surroundings of the farm. The trip starts and ends on the farm and the track runs through places with beautiful natu...


Suur Tõll and Piret

Suur Tõll and Piret

Memorials and monuments | Kuressaare |

The sculpture, situated in front of the SPA Hotel Meri was created in 2002 by a renowned Estonian sculptor Tauno Kangro. The sculpture depicts Suur Tõll (the Great Tõll), a mythical hero of the island...


Monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi

Monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi

Memorials and monuments | Salme vald |

The Night Battle of Tehumardi took place in the late hours of 8 October 1944, and it was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II that took place in Saaremaa. The battle was fought between Soviet ...


Angla Windmill Mount

Angla Windmill Mount

Architectural monuments | Leisi vald |

Four of the five Angla windmills are typical trestle windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa. They were built at the beginning of the 20th century. A Dutch-style windmill, slightly taller t...


Nightclub Privilege

Nightclub Privilege

Night clubs | Kuressaare |

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Ajamaja Gallery

Ajamaja Gallery

Museums and galleries | Kuressaare |

Ajamaja Gallery offers you art on three different floors. The gallery has exhibitions of both art and cultural history....


Koguva Fishing Museum

Koguva Fishing Museum

Museums and galleries | Muhu vald |

In 2012, a unique fishing museum was opened in the fishnet shed at the Port of Koguva. All the exhibits are from the farms in the Koguva village, especially from the Tõnise farm, whose owner refused t...