Islands

Islands

Estonia has over 1,000 islands and small islets. The islands of Lääne county have unique landscapes and wildlife and often also with very interesting history.

The largest island of Lääne county is Vormsi island. Getting to the island is easy as daily ferry departures take place from Rohuküla harbour. The best way to explore the island is by bycycle.

Vormsi is sparsely inhabited and has good mixture of unspoilt habitats including old growth forests, wooded meadows, alvars and coastal lagoons. If you want to stay overnight, you can find various guesthouses from the island.

Consider also a trip to Osmussaar island. Osmussaar is unique place for its wildlife and history. Previously inhabited by Swedish families, the island has only 2 households right now.

From Osmussaar island you can find baltic clint, alvar meadows and coastal lagoons. A number of large erratic boulders can be found scattered around the island. Their diameter reaches 10-20 meters but more remarkable is their petrological composition – a relatively unique type of breccia which formed in the course of the impact that created the Neugrund crater.

It takes 4-5 hours to walk along the island but the island also has a camping place, so it is possible to tent here.

With its astonishing landscapes, Osmussaare is very photogenic and therefore a perfect place for taking beautiful nature photos. Getting to the island is possible only via prebooked trip which starts from Dirhami harbour. Boat trips to the island are offered by two companies – Osmussaare Reisid and Osmussaare Foundation.