By sea

Rohuküla and Virtsu connect Lääne County to the three biggest islands in Estonia: Hiiumaa (Heltermaa), Saaremaa (Kuivastu) and Vormsi (Sviby). Information about ferries can be found online

Haapsalu's Veskiviigi, Grand Holm Marina and Westmeri harbours and others in the county (Rohuküla, Virtsu, Dirhami and Sviby) are also reachable by yacht.

During the winter it is possible to drive to the islands over an ice road, which is a fun experience for many drivers. Due to the stopping distance on the ice being very long, the distance between vehicles on the road must be at least 250 metres in order to avoid collisions and placing excessive burden on the ice. In Estonia, the ice road is marked by juniper bushes at intervals of 50-100 metres. Speed is limited to 70 km/h so that the stopping distance does not become too long. At the same time it is prohibited to stop. Speeds of 25-40 km/h should be avoided so as not to cause resonance and break the ice. A vehicle’s mass is generally limited to 2-2.5 tonnes.

A map of the ice roads can be found HERE.

Ice road routes

Haapsalu-Noarootsi – 3.5 km
Rohuküla-Vormsi – 12 km
Rohuküla-Hiiumaa – 25 km
Virtsu-Saaremaa – 10 km

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