Kihnu island

Kihnu island is a peculiar alloy of contemporary and the past. Proclaimed by UNESCO Kihnu culture space is living and functioning till nowadays. Kihnu women wear every day self woven traditional skirts (kört), already small children know Kihnu dances and songs and Kihnu dialect is taught in the school.
The sea surrounding Kihnu island is low and stony, around the island there are a lot of little islets. Kihnu strait is the high importance gathering place for birds and nesting area for birds endangered in Europe. 7 km long and 3,3 km large Kihnu island has perfect size for exploring it by bicycle!

Features and amenities


Kihnu vald, Pärnu maakond

Getting there

To Kihnu island it is possible to get either by ferry from Pärnu harbour (travel time 2,5 h) or from the distance of 40 km from Munalaiu harbour (travel time 1 h). It is also possible to take the car to the island.


  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • Signposted
  • By car
  • Sealed access road


58°7'38''N 23°59'20''E | Download GPX file