Birdwatching in Estonia

Photo: Remo Savisaar


Address: Osmussaar, Osmussaare küla, Noarootsi vald, Lääne maakond | Show on map

Osmussaare is unique for its interesting nature and history – the island was first inhabited by the Estonian Swedes, and later on it was conquered by an army base of the Soviet army. The island is 5 kilometres long, 1.6 kilometres wide. Its highest spot is 8 metres high. Osmussaare might have risen from the sea 3000 years ago. The landscape is characteristic for its limestone bluff, breccia boulders, vast shingle mould areas and juniper shrubland. Also take a look at the ruins of the stone chapel, the cemetrey and the lighthouse.
Interesting facts: When Estonia entered into the so-called military bases agreement with Soviet Russia, the inhabitants were forced to leave the island and the Red Army built fortifications there. You can see the remains of those fortifications there even now. In order to go to Osmussaare, you have to order transport from Port Dirhami.

Times and prices

Is open 24 hours

Free of charge.


  • Information boards
  • Recreation area/picnic ground
  • Hiking trails
  • Camping area
  • Drop Toilet

Additional services

  • Guide service available


Seminar and conference rooms