Source: Visit Estonia
The second largest island in Estonia is well-know for its historical lighthouses, untouched nature and makes for a great rural getaway year round. During the coldest times of the winter, you can easily drive to the island across Europe’s longest ice road.
Equally loved by surfers, sailors, hikers and nature holiday-makers, Hiiumaa is great for those looking for peace and quiet. The local sights include the much admired Kõpu lighthouse, which is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world dating back to the 16th century.
In 2007, the European Commission launched the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) competition. Hiiumaa - 2015 winner in category “EDEN. Estonia’s hidden treasures. Food tourism destination”, lighthouses of Hiiumaa, nominee in 2011 in category “EDEN. Estonia’s hidden treasures. Tourism and restored sites”
The main settlements of Coastal Swedes were Ruhnu and Vormsi Island, Pakri islands and the Noarootsi Peninsula, Riguldi and Osmussaar.