What to see in Hiiumaa, Estonia (Google Maps & Photos)

Hiiumaa Estonia

Hiiumaa is the second largest island in Estonia, famous for its historic lighthouses and pristine nature, attracts lovers of rural recreation all year round. In the cold winter time, you can easily reach the island along the longest ice road in Europe.

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Hiiumaa Estonia

Equally loved by surfers, sailors, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, Hiiumaa is a haven of paradise for those seeking peace and quiet. Local attractions include the admirable Kõpu Lighthouse, which dates back to the 16th century and is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world.

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Hiiumaa Estonia

In 2007, the European Commission announced the Best European Destinations Competition. Hiiumaa is the winner of 2015 in the category “EDEN. Undiscovered treasures of Estonia. Tourist direction of gastronomic tourism ". Hiiumaa lighthouses are nominated for 2011 in the category “EDEN. Undiscovered treasures of Estonia. Tourism and Rehabilitated Places ”.

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Hiiumaa Estonia

Hiiumaa is included in the list of tourism destinations 2020 by Sustainable Top100. As part of the Green Destinations program, an international competition of success stories in the field of sustainable tourism development is held, which allows to express recognition for tourism regions that care about the protection of nature and cultural heritage.

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Hiiumaa Estonia

The first of the two Hiiumaa success stories is associated with the revival of the local dialect , when, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of the Hiiumaa people, textbooks and other interesting publications were published in the Hiiumaa dialect, and Meelis Tabor's soulful play Mamma lood was performed on stage. The second story is related to the restoration of the population of the endangered European mink on the island of Hiiumaa in Estonia, and as a result of the successful work, the area of ​​activity was expanded to Saaremaa.

Hiiumaa Island Map