On December 8th, three national parks – Karula, Soomaa and Vilsandi – celebrate 25 years from establishment. Therefore Environmental Board, the authority of the protected areas invites everybody to capture the nature and people in these national parks all year round.
We welcome all the photos about the landscapes, nature, cultural heritage and living environment (buildings, stonewalls, fishery, haymaking, skiing etc).
Find more information about the terms and prizes of the contest here: https://kaitsealad.ee/eng/capture-beauty-and-values-karula-soomaa-and-vilsandi-national-park.
Saaremaa offers spectacular nature experiences year-round. Vilsandi National Park in Western Saaremaa is an interesting but unexplored area, where the true nature of the island is clearly revealed: the sea, coastal islets, coastal villages, ancient harbour and ship-building sites. That’s what makes Saaremaa unique and special!
In co-operation with Heritage Tours we offer a wide choice of tours in Vilsandi National Park with or without the guide. Read more and find some interesting routes in our Tours and Hikes
If you’d like to discover the national park by yourself, then we can give you the information and a map. It’s also possible to order a picnic basket
from our restaurant to take along. Places worth seeing are described here
Distances in Vilsandi National Park are quite long and the best way to discover everything is by bike. It is possible to rent a bicycle, the rent for one day is 8 Euros.
In 2009 Vilsandi National Park participated successfully in the competition “Estonian undiscovered treasurers 2009. Tourism and protected areas” organised by the Estonian Tourist Board.
The jury valued highly Vilsandi National Park as the oldest nature protection area of the Baltic countries, by pointing out the administration of the protected area, cooperation local governments and community. The highest potential of Vilsandi is the development of seal observation, organising of traditional trips and showing and teaching of old works of the people living near the beach, also the wider implementation of the different saving tourism principles in the whole area.
Watch the competiotion video here.