Made up of 150 islands, Vilsandi is mostly inhabited boasting versatile wildlife and plants.
Orchids, fossils and fossilised corals can be found on the most western island of Estonia dotted with juniper bushes, making for a great hiking destination throughout the year.
Those looking to learn more about natural history of Vilsandi should head over to the visitor’s centre of Vilsandi National Park displaying a collection of fossils and a permanent exhibition about the long-established park.
In 2007, the European Commission launched the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) competition. Vilsandi National Park was the nominee in 2009 in category “EDEN. Estonia’s hidden treasures. Tourism and protected areas”.