Viidumäe ecological reserve

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 snail, the biggest land snail in Estonia, lives on the grasslands and greenwoods. The wooded meadows, semi-natural biotic communities that are typical for Saaremaa but almost extinct, are preserved in the Viidumäe ecological reserve by means of traditional maintenance methods.
Good to know: The Viidumäe ecological reserve is located in the highest and oldest part of Saaremaa. 85% of Viidumäe are covered with woods.


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  • Martins V Martins V

    Excelent place for people loving wild nature

    I would suggest to start your visit to this park with attending information centre in Loona manor to get advice, guidance and more detailed map. It is excelent wild place with very unusula sights. I...

  • W0nderer007 W0nderer007

    Above the treetops

    Only visited the viewing tower of the reserve. Interesting climb, worth to go up. Nice view of the coastline and feels good to be above the trees. If would have had more time, probably would have...

  • Rafael D Rafael D

    Beau petit parcours

    Il y a 2 randonnées a faire de +/- 2 km chacunes. C'est en plein milieu de la foret. Montez dans la tour qui vous donne une vue imprenable sur la foret, magnifique!

Features and amenities


Viidumäe looduskaitseala, Viidu küla, Lääne-Saare vald, Saare maakond


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By car


58°17'13''N 22°7'38''E | Download GPX file