Home > Kihnu Island Tour

Kihnu Island Tour

1. Pärnu City Guide 2. Pärnu Visitor Centre 3. Kihnu Museum 4. Kihnu St Nicholas Church 5. Kihnu Cemetery 6. Kihnu lighthouse 7. Sculpture of 'Kihnu Jõnnu'

  • 2 days
  • 7 sites
  • 128 km

UNESCO proclamed Kihnu's cultural space and traditions as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on November 7, 2003. On the island where seal hunting and fishing used to be the sole means of subsistence, women are in charge of preserving their cultural heritage while men go fishing. Kihnu is a place where it’s absolutely normal to see a 70-year-old woman in national clothing riding a motorbike.
There are two options for getting to the island: from the port of Munalaiu (approximately 35 km from Pärnu) from where a one-hour ferry ride takes you to Kihnu, or from the port of Pärnu from where you can take a 2.5-hour ferry ride to the island. Check the ferry schedules before taking up the trip.

Route map

Sites along route

Pärnu City Guide

Article

Pärnu is a historical beautiful resort seaside city with a small harbour in the South-Western part of Estonia. White sandy beaches, shallow waters, rich cultural scene and numerous cafés, restaurants…

Locate on map View related routes

Pärnu Visitor Centre

Attraction

Pärnu Visitor Centre, on Uus Street in the heart of the city, can help you with all your tourist needs. We offer maps of the region for orienteering purposes, a wide range of publications, advice on…

Locate on map View related routes

Kihnu Museum

Attraction

You must go to the exciting Kihnu Museum when you visit the island. It like an anchor in preserving and introducing the cultural space of Kihnu, which has been entered in the UNESCO heritage list…

Locate on map View related routes

Kihnu St Nicholas Church

Attraction

Kihnu Church, built in 1784, is one of the few orthodox churches converted from a Lutheran sacral building. Almost all Kihnu people converted to orthodoxy from 1846 to 1847, the Lutheran church was…

Locate on map View related routes

Kihnu Cemetery

Attraction

The cemetery is as sacred for Kihnu people as the church. You go there quietly and never after the sun has set so you don't disturb the dead. Useful information! Famous Captain Enn Uuetoa or Kihnu…

Locate on map View related routes

Kihnu lighthouse

Attraction

Kihnu lighthouse is situated on the southernmost tip of Pitkänä peninsula. It was brought here in 1864 from England, dismounted, and was reassembled on site. It is one of four cast iron lighthouses…

Locate on map View related routes

Sculpture of 'Kihnu Jõnnu'

Attraction

On 14 May 2011 this sculpture of the legendary seaman 'Kihnu Jõnnu' a.k.a. Enn Uuetoa finally made it to Pärnu with the support of the Pärnu Rotary Club and many others. The captain stands in a very…

Locate on map