Saaremaa's capital Kuressaare is a must-see and popular place among Scandinavian visitors. Here in midst of nature and cutesy wooden houses lies a gigantic Episcopal Castle which is unique for being the only intact medieval fortress in the Baltic countries. The castle is now a museum where you can see several exhibitions about the history of Kuressaare, explore medieval weapons and the well-restored interior of the castle.
During more recent years, in 1840 to be precice, the first spa opened in Kuressaare and since then Saaremaa has been well-known as a resort. Even today you can enjoy uniquely Estonian spa treatments using local algae, beer and juniper.
Hiiumaa...lighthouses, cafes and the meteorite
While known for its lighthouses, unspoilt nature and the sense of humour of its locals, you can't possibly miss the fact that Hiiumaa island was created after a large meteorite blast in about 455 million years ago, making it perhaps one of the oldest islands in the world. Furthermore, if you're looking to visit during the winter, you can drive over across Europe's longest ice road. Now, that's a way to arrive!