Prangli Island is known for its beautiful nature. Pine forests, stony beaches, juniper patches and dune landscapes are even well-suited for novice hikers. Take pictures of birds and nature, go swimming or fishing or keep your eyes peeled to see local natural phenomena:
- In summertime, visitors of Prangli Island can see tohu – fog formed as a result of the steaming warm sea
- In cold winters, you can see summajus – a phenomenon in which the sky is darker above iceless sea and lighter above areas under ice
Less than a hundred people live in the three main villages of the island – Kelnase, Idaotsa and Lääneotsa – all year round. Talking to the natives of Prangli, you will surely notice the local resonant dialect. Swedish-sounding surnames are also reminiscent of the times when Prangli was mostly inhabited by Coastal Swedes.
Despite its small population, the island has a school, a church, a museum, a store, a cultural centre, a post office, a library, several holiday homes and even a souvenir shop. There is something to do for travellers of all ages – thus, it would be a good idea to come and stay on Prangli for more than just a day.
Families with children can have their own little treasure hunt in the forest. According to legend, Prangli is an ancient pirate island, and no one has found their fortune to this day.
Travelling to Prangli Island is simple and convenient: a cruise liner makes two trips a day between the harbours of Leppneeme (Viimsi) and Kelnase. In addition, Prangli Travel organises regular day tours to Prangli Island. The ticket price includes both bus and ferry transport, with the tour starting from downtown Tallinn.