In addition to enjoying unspoilt nature and tranquillity, Hiiumaa offers plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities, be it hobbies, sailing, entertainment, sports, crafts or cultural events. If you last visited Hiiumaa several years ago, a lot of new things have been built in the meantime, but everything old and good is still there: the lighthouses, the sunny sandy beaches, the shimmering sea and the friendly people of Hiiumaa.
In Kärdla, a new sports centre with a tennis hall and ballroom has been opened, along with a skate park with conference rooms and a hostel, while in Käina, an entertainment centre, the Wind Tower, and a go-karting track have been built. Throughout the island, there is a wealth of playgrounds, cycle paths, 324 kilometres of hiking trails, bathing areas and small beaches. The wind tower has the highest indoor climbing wall in the Baltics, and the Käina Sports Centre with swimming pool, saunas and gym is in the same building.
The seashores and forests of Hiiumaa offer adventures and experiences all year round. You can go fishing with a local fisherman, pick blueberries, ride horses or learn to surf and ice sail. On the Hiiumaa.ee page you will find information about all the opportunities Hiiumaa has to offer.
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Come and have a holiday while sailing to Hiiumaa! Hiiumaa is the second largest island in Estonia; it is surrounded by the Väinameri in the south-east and the open sea in the north and west.
• A trip to the island takes about 2 hours, depending on the weather.
• The price for a round trip is valid for the entire group of passengers, not a single person!
• The group can consist of 1 to 10 people.
In order to sail:
* E-mail us the date and times when you would like to set sail;
* Let us know the size of your group. If you have any children, then how many and in what age?;
* Leave us your name and phone number, so we could contact you if necessary;
* Let us know the precise details for an invoice.
We offer adventurous nature enthusiasts sea trips from 15 May until 15 September, during which we will observe a seal colony. If possible, we will also visit an islet in order to experience its untouched and wonderful nature.
The trips take place on board a small vessel and are meant for smaller groups of up to 10 people. The trip begins at Kärdla Harbour.
The price includes a two-hour trip for a group of up to 10 people.
The sailing ship Lisette offers voyages in the waters of Hiiumaa because the surrounding water bodies are exciting and diverse and hide stories of ships, sailors, winds, and storms in them.
The local ports are welcoming and safe, and the islets and the sea offer lots to discover.
Once we reach Kärdla Bay, we will hoist the sails together, and participants can try steering the ship and keeping it on track. We will share stories from the times when men were made of iron and ships were made of wood.
Guests will enjoy their first marine experience during a two- to three-hour voyage.
It is possible to rent bicycles from the reception of the Kassari Resort hotel. We have 20 bikes for men and women. Some bikes can be used with a child seat. When riding a bicycle, please follow traffic regulations and treat the bike with care. Further information about cycle trails in Hiiumaa is available in the reception or at www.bicycle.ee or www.eurovelo.org.
Kassari Ratsamatkad (Horse Riding Hikes) is located on a little Kassari Island at the edge of Hiiumaa and it offers the possibility to hike on horses according to the wishes and possibilities. The hikes last from one hour to several days. On short hikes (1–5 h) you can enjoy the seaside bird paradise of Käina Gulf – Kassari Landscape Reserve, hike on the trails of the pirate Unger Sternberg or get acquainted with the ancient Vikings’ war port. Longer hikes (2–5 days) will take you to Tahkuna Peninsula on the northern coast of Hiiumaa, to Vohilaid on the western coast of Hiiumaa and to many other beautiful places.
It is also possible to hike in the marsh and ride through the sea.
Surf Paradise is located at the top of Kõpu Peninsula in Ristna. Here, you can enjoy extreme water sports on the biggest waves in the Baltic Sea. We provide water sports attractions such as jet skis, towed water sports equipment, water skis, wakeboards, tubes, and bananas. The water park has a large sea trampoline, SUP boards, sea kayaks, bodyboards, surfboards, snorkelling equipment, etc.
We offer Viking ax throwing and archery on land and military orienteering in the late evening.
All activities are preceded by appropriate training. We have a large selection of special clothing.
There is also a sauna with a view directly to the sea.
The beach bar serves exotic drinks and meals.
The Hiiumaa Kärusaun is a unique mobile sauna where you can enjoy the benefits of a sauna everywhere on the beautiful Hiiumaa. Bring your friends, hook the sauna to your car, and head to the sea! As a bonus, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea through a glass wall of the sauna. Then, you can go for a refreshing swim in the sea.
Wildly active Hiiumaa!
Ristna beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Estonia; it is located in Hiiumaa on the tip of the Kõpu peninsula. Due to the relief of the seafloor, western winds create surf waves rolling onto the beach; this is why the Ristna beach is loved by water sport enthusiasts. Sand on the Ristna beach is coarse and the water gets deep only a few metres away from the waterline.
Going into the water is at your own risk, as this is not a designated swimming area and there are no lifeguards.
Liivalauka beach is located 3 km from the Sõru harbour towards Tohvri. Sõru-Tohvri highway is a picturesque village road by the sea, winding between swipe wells and lighthouses of Tohvri.
You can swim on your own responsibility, as this is not a designated beach and therefore has no lifeguard services.
Tõrvanina beach is the nearest sandy beach to Kärdla. An RMK campsite has been set up under the pine trees along the beach. Tõrvanina is famous for its white singing sands and a sandy seabed.
Going into the water is at your own risk, as there are no official swimming areas, nor are there lifeguards.
Yearning to get away from it all on the islets of Hiiumaa? Come hike with the local fishermen who have lived on them!
We recommend a three-hour guided hiking package to the Saarnaki farmhouses. There are many options for hiking because there are many islets and the best way to find the one you would like to visit is to consult with a fisherman.
The boats can accommodate 11 people and the guide. You can also spend the night on the islets.
The islets of Hiiumaa are waiting for you to explore them – ask for an offer!
The islets of Hiiumaa are the best kayaking location in the Baltic region.
Stunning in their natural beauty and full of cultural heritage, the islets are the perfect distance from each other for kayaking. With a low sea level between them, the closeness of the islets provides paddlers with the benefits of warm waters and a route protected from wind and waves. Participants do not have to have previous experience in kayaking.
This trip begins and ends on the Sarve Peninsula. We will paddle between the islets, go on a hike on the islets, and observe sea-birds and seals. We will sleep in tents on the uninhabited islet of Kõrgelaid, where there is a private campground with a campfire and a dry toilet.
The price applies for groups of at least 12 people!