Requires one or two days.
This second largest Estonian island is known for its historic lighthouses, untouched nature. It makes a great getaway all year round, equally loved by water sports enthusiasts and those who crave peace and quiet. Local sights include the much admired Kõpu lighthouse, which is one of the oldest in the world, dating back to the 16th century. Ristna and Tahkuna lighthouses were designed by world famous engineer Gustave Eiffel. During the coldest weeks of the winter, you can drive to the island by Europe’s longest ice road.
Requires a minimum of two days.
This biggest Estonian island is known for its traditional cottages, fishing villages, windmills and wildlife. Juniper trees dot the countryside and you will find a range of souvenirs carved from fragrant juniper wood.
As you will find, Muhu island patterns have inspired many beautiful linen textile and ceramic creations. Discover Saaremaa’s capital Kuressaare's impressive medieval castle and old town, Estonian folklore, deserted beaches as well as culture and spa retreats.
Requires one to multiple days.
Tallinn comprises several districts, each with its own unique ambience. There is Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Creative City) also affectionately known as 'Hippy Town', with a wide range of shops offering fashion garments, interior design innovations and organic products, as well as a variety of cafés and restaurants.
The Kadriorg park offers beautiful walks among flower beds, fountains and ponds. Be sure to visit Kadriorg Palace, a Petrine Baroque-style edifice built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great. Elements 18th, 19th and 20th century park architecture are discernible.
A 'must-see' is Tallinn's old town, reminiscent of a fairytale book illustration. You could easily spend several days exploring Estonia's capital, but if your schedule allows only one day, a well-designed plan will include many of the most outstanding sights.
Requires one day.
This small island is a perfect destination for those seeking peace and serenity. Legend has it that Vormsi was named for a Viking chieftain called Orm, which means 'Snake' in Swedish. Most of the island's place names are Swedish because the majority of its inhabitants were so-called Coastal Swedes. In 1934 Vormsi was home to 2393 Swedes and a mere 122 Estonians. During World War II most of the Swedish population was evacuated. Of major historical significance is Saint Olaf's church. In the graveyard is the world’s largest collection of circular crosses - more than 300 of them.