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Nature Tour: Discover Western Estonia and the islands

1. Tallinn Tourist Information Centre 2. Tallinn Botanic Garden 3. Tallinn Television Tower 4. Keila Waterfall 5. Pakri Landscape Reserve 6. Nõva Nature Centre's information point 7. Roosta Beach 8. Silma nature reserve 9. Gulf Tagalaht and Promenade Birdwatching Tower in Haapsalu. 10. Ilon's World of Wonders 11. Kärdla town on Hiiumaa island 12. Hiiumaa Tourist Information Centre 13. Tahkuna Lighthouse 14. Kõpu lighthouse 15. Vanajõe Valley (Old River Valley) 16. Sääretirp (Point of the Sääre) 17. Angla Windmill Mount 18. Panga Cliff 19. Odalätsi springs 20. Harilaiu hiking trails 21. Loona manor 22. Viidumäe ecological reserve 23. Tip of Sõrve 24. Kuressaare Tourist Information Centre 25. Kuressaare Episcopal Castle 26. Kaali field of meteorite craters 27. RMK Haeska birdwatching tower and recreation area 28. Matsalu National Park and Penijõe Manor 29. Matsalu National Park 30. Nõva RMK Recreation Area and Landscape Protection Area 31. Estonian Museum of Natural History 32. Vilsandi National Park

  • 10 days
  • 32 sites
  • 1153 km

What is the common denominator for Keila Waterfall, the brothers Lionheart, shifting sands and windmills? A fun tour of Läänemaa.

Visit Tallinn Botanical Garden and the TV Tower, enjoy a nature drive along the coast, and find Haapsalu, home to the Wonderland of Ilon Wikland – Astrid Lindgren’s illustrator. From Rohuküla, take a ferry to Hiiumaa with its natural landscapes, lighthouses, and the wool factory. Via Sõru Port, visit Saaremaa to gaze at the Angla windmills, Panga Cliff, Vilsandi National Park and the orchids, and Kaali Meteorite Crater. Back to the mainland via Kuivastu!

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Tallinn Botanic Garden

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Only ten kilometres from the city noise, in the picturesque valley of River Pirita is where pure nature and a beautifully designed landscape meet in harmony. Foreign rarities grow next to local…

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Tallinn Television Tower

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The Tallinn Television Tower in Pirita is the tallest building in Tallinn and Estonia with 314 metres. The TV Tower is a great tourist, culture and leisure centre. Waiting for you at the tower: a…

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Keila Waterfall

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Keila Waterfall is located on the River Keila that runs through the small borough of Keila-Joa in Keila Rural Municipality, Harju County. The waterfall is 6 metres high and tens of metres wide, thus…

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Pakri Landscape Reserve

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The Landscape Reserve was established in 1998 in order to protect wildlife and rare geological objects of scientific value. The Reserve with its 1,451 ha is located on the territory of the City of…

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Nõva Nature Centre's information point

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Nõva Nature Centre is the centre of RMK Nõva Recreation Area. The area is situated in the north-west coast of Estonia and is known for its beautiful beach, pure singing sand and pinewoods with an…

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Roosta Beach

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The sandy beach near Roosta Holiday Village is one of the best in the northwest of Estonia. There is a car park for 80 cars and boardwalks for people in wheelchairs. There are also cabanas and places…

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Silma nature reserve

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Silma nature reserve is situated in the Tagalahe and Noarootsi lakes area of Haapsalu. It was established in order to protect the local waters, wetlands and meadows and their plants and animals. The…

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Gulf Tagalaht and Promenade Birdwatching Tower in Haapsalu.

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For most of the year the Gulf Tagalaht in Haapsalu is an exciting place for birdwatching. There is no need to leave town, simply visit the 15-metre high birdwatching tower on the Promenade. When…

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Ilon's World of Wonders

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The Ilon Wikland Gallery, showcasing the work of the illustrator of Astrid Lindgren's children's books, opened in Haapsalu in 2006. Ilon's World of Wonders opened in 2009. Did you know...? *At…

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Kärdla town on Hiiumaa island

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Kärdla is the only town in Hiiumaa, located in the north-eastern coast of the island. Known for it’s cosy islander atmosphere, Kärdla is a lovely destination for laid back travellers. Are you looking…

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Tahkuna Lighthouse

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Tahkuna Lighthouse is situated on the north end of Hiiumaa. The construction of the cast iron lighthouse began in 1873. The lighthouse is assembled of cast iron parts of so-called Gordon system…

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Kõpu lighthouse

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The history of the oldest lighthouse not only in Estonia, but anywhere in the Baltic States and indeed on the Baltic Sea, stretches back 500 years, when landmarks were needed to guide ships in the…

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Vanajõe Valley (Old River Valley)

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Vanajõe Valley is a place that confirms that Hiiumaa has it all: rivers, lakes, hills, and valleys. The valleys in particular seem quite unusual in this environment, because it seems impossible to go…

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Sääretirp (Point of the Sääre)

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This unusual name marks a cape. In addition to waymarks You can be guided by the statue of Leiger, Hiiumaa's hero. It's an os directed from north-east to south-west. Higher parts of the os are…

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Angla Windmill Mount

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Four of the five Angla windmills are typical trestle windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa. They were built at the beginning of the 20th century. A Dutch-style windmill, slightly taller…

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Panga Cliff

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The maximum height of the cliff is 21.3 m. The cliff runs for about 2.5 km. Panga Cliff stands as a slate wall reaching up straight from the beach. Interestingly, couple of hundred meters from the…

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Odalätsi springs

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Odalätsi name derives from the legend in which the Old Devil is fighting with Tõll and has his spear broken. The springs that are there are the Old Devil's steps. Interesting to know If you wash…

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Harilaiu hiking trails

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Harilaiu Peninsula is the most beautiful and ancient part of Vilsandi National Park. It has been a protected area for fauna, flora and geology since 1924. Harilaiu hiking trail starts from the car…

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Loona manor

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Small Loona manor-house in Kihelkonna is a vivid example of a long and complex story of reaching it's present form. Oldest parts of the building date back to Middle Ages, the cellar uses battlements…

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Viidumäe ecological reserve

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The ecological reserve was established in 1957. The area of the ecological reserve constitutes 1873 ha. Different forest types can be seen here, from swamp forests to high pine forests. The Burgundy…

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Tip of Sõrve

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The peninsula ends with the tip of Sõrve, which is continued by a number of islets in the Irbe Strait. According to a legend, they were created by Great Tõll. The hero was chasing the Devil out of…

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Kuressaare Tourist Information Centre

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Kuressaare Tourist Information Centre has been operating out of the ancient town hall since 1994. Its friendly staff will do everything they can to make sure you have all the information you need…

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Kuressaare Episcopal Castle

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Stone castle history starts already from the Long Hermann tower built in the end of 13th century that was the central tower of circle-walled castle type of fortress. The convent type castle task was…

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Kaali field of meteorite craters

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The approximate time of Kaali meteorite fall is 7500-7600 years ago. Meteorite fall caused big damages on already inhabited Saaremaa, it could be compared to explosion of atomic bomb. At the height…

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RMK Haeska birdwatching tower and recreation area

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One suitable location for getting an overview of Matsalu Bay and the abundance of birds in Läänemaa, is Haeska. In spring thousands of different species of swans and geese stop there; the birds are…

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Matsalu National Park and Penijõe Manor

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Penijõe Manor was established in 1835 as a drove center of Lihula Manor. Here you can view slideshows or videos, get additional information about the hiking trails, catering and accommodation in the…

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Matsalu National Park

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The area of Matsalu National Park is 48 610 hectares and was created to protect the nesting, moulting and migrating birds. In 1976 Matsalu National Park was entered in the list Ramsar wetlands. The…

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Nõva RMK Recreation Area and Landscape Protection Area

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Nõva recreation and protection area on the lowland in the West of Estonia was established to protect the coastal landscapes and plant communities. It encompasses vast bog plains, forest massifs and…

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Estonian Museum of Natural History

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There is an extraordinary amount of space in Estonia per capita - more than half of the country is home to Mother Nature alone, swathed in forests, misty bogs and rock-strewn beaches. There are very…

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Vilsandi National Park

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Vilsandi National Park covers a number of islands, islets and boulders. The most outlying are surrounded by a 200 metre protection zone stretching towards the open sea. The Vilsandi National Park…

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