Where to go and what to do in Nõva and Noarootsi

In the romantic small town of Haapsalu and small villages, hospitable people await you, surprising you with their sincerity and interest in history and culture. The guests who stayed here are remembered again and again with great respect.

Nõva Church

Olev’s Church in Nõva originating from the 18th century is a cosy wooden beach-chapel-style church. The unique parchment images on its windows look like real stained glass at first glance. It is one of the few wooden churches preserved in Estonia, and also one of the smallest, measuring at only 13.6 x 7.1 metres. When walking around in the churchyard, take a closer look at the iron crosses there. The crosses made by local blacksmiths are all unique – even the landlady von Ungern-Sternberg of Nõva Manor made herself her own cross. Interesting facts: When inside, take a look at the benches – benches for men and women have a different design. On top of the roof, there is a figure of a rooster. The organ was built by G.Terkmann.

Bicycle Route Rohuküla-Haapsalu-Linnamäe-Sutlepa-Riguldi-Spithami-Nõva

Marsruut algab Haapsalu Raudteejaamast ja kulgeb edasi mööda Uuemõisa  kergliiklusteed kuni Rannakülani ning sealt edasi juba Linnamäelt Noarootsi poole.  Noarootsi ja Nõva on kuulsad oma männimetsade ja laulvate liivadega randade poolest. Väikestel kaluriküladel on nii eestipärased nimed kui ka rootsikeelsed rööpnimed. Perakülas, liivase ranna ning marja- ja seenemetsade vahetus läheduses asuvast RMK Nõva Looduskeskusest saad teavet ümbruskonna vaatamisväärsuste kohta. Sealt saab alguse ka 192 km pikkune matkatee haru, mis viib Perakülast Aegviiduni.

Nõva Manor Cafe

Nõva Manor Café is located in the beautiful Nõva village in the northwestern corner of Estonia. The café was founded in a former manor staff house. It has also housed the local dairy. Our menu is homely. From Monday to Friday, there is always at least one daily special meal and soup. In addition to warm food, we also offer delicious cakes, pastries, pies, and kringles – all made on the spot. The place is well suited for birthday parties and other events. Good to know: Nõva shop is located in the same building.

Villa Nõva guest house with a hot tub

A small guest house allows for relaxation in nature or celebrating birthdays in a small circle of friends and family; we offer a sauna and a hot tub. The guest house accommodates up to 12 people. The house has a fireplace room with a kitchenette, a sauna, a bedroom, and a sleeping area on the second floor, and a large courtyard with all the necessary amenities. Bed linen is included in the price. There is a large open garden around the house. The yard is bordered by a pond. There is a large outdoor table with benches, a charcoal grill (you must bring your own charcoal), beach chairs in the summer, a hot tub, and a hammock. Nõva has a beautiful beach, lakes, and various RMK hiking trails. The nearest shop and restaurants are 3km away. Nõva Church is 2.3km away.

Nõva Hostel

Nõva Hostel offers accommodation for families, hikers, cyclists, as well as groups of up to 25 people. The house has separate rooms for visitors and a private apartment for larger groups (two bedrooms, a living room, and a bathroom with a shower and toilet). In addition, it is possible to use our seminar hall! In the summer season, it is possible to order breakfast. We are located 1 km walk from the beautiful Nõva beach; the trail runs along the blueberry-lingonberry-mushroom forest. Welcome!

Nõva Nature Reserve, RMK Recreation Area, and Visitor Centre

The Nõva Recreation Area and Nature Reserve on the lowland of West-Estonia was established to protect the coastal landscapes and plant communities. It covers vast bog plains, forest massifs, and sand beaches. The lakes around Peraküla village are surrounded by 5-metre high coastal dunes. White water lilies and the great fen-sedge grow on the lakes. The coastal area enchants beachgoers and surfers. The forests and bogs are full of berries and mushrooms. There is an information point, camping spots, and places for making bonfires in the recreation area. The Nõva Visitor Centre in the Nõva RMK Recreation Area provides information about the area’s sights and advice on choosing the hiking routes.