Vilsandi is a remote island 2 kilometres off Saaremaa in the west of Estonia. This island and nature reserve has a number of hiking trails going through juniper forests, across beautiful shorelines and past a lighthouse. As the water level between Saaremaa and Vilsandi is rather low, a number of people have actually hiked across the sea on foot. If you'd prefer to travel across the sea more or less dry then a kayaking trip might be a preferred option.
A popular coastal destination off the beaten track is Harilaid peninsula.
Hike along either side of the peninsula to the tip and follow back from the hiking trail. At the western side of the tip you will see a lighthouse in the sea. Just some time ago, it was on land and on the eastern side, but the peninsula's coastline is constantly changing, that's how it ended up on the other side in the sea. If you are lucky, you will spot seals in the sea.
Remote inner corners of Estonian nature
Bogs and swamps are the jewels of Estonian nature — one cannot quite say that they have experienced Estonia in full without a visit to these magical wetlands. Several wooden walking trails run cross these protected lands. In the winter you can rent snowshoes and follow an unbeatable path across the swamp.
Viru swamp gives an easy access to jump into a swamp lake, but the path can get a bit crowded as it's close to Tallinn. Kõnnu Suursoo near Viru bog, Muraka swamp, Laeva and Meenikunno are more remote options for a swamp hike.
Camping and berry picking