Vilsandi National Park

Vilsandi National Park includes the island of Vilsandi with the surrounding islets and rocks, and the bays of Kihelkonna, Kuusnõmme and Atla and the islands inside. Vilsandi National Park covers about 100 islands and 180 square kilometres. Vilsandi is a small island—6 km in length and barely 3 km in width.

The Vilsandi Island is the only inhabited island in the protected area. The island’s coastline is serrated with inlets, capes and a multitude of inshore islets. The western and northern coast of Vilsandi is predominantly dolomite rock. Characteristic of its nature is maritime climate, many bird species, it has characteristic vegetation and captivating fauna of the brackish sea.

The Centre for State Forest Management in Estonia has been involved in visitor management in Vilsandi National Park since February 2009.

AttractionsNumerous bird species, characteristic vegetation, fauna of the brackish sea
ActivitiesHiking, bird observation, nature education, fishing
InformationVilsandi National Park Visitor Centre
+372 454 6880; +372 527 7421
Contact us
Loona village, Kihelkonna municipality, 93415  Saare County

1 June- 31 August Mon-Sun 10.00-18.00
1 Sept- 31 May Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00
Visitor managerRMK, read about restrections on visiting the national park here.
Protected Area ManagerLääne region, Environmental Board of Estonia
More information
Vilsandi National Park
The Nature Reserve brochure was published by Environmental Board in 2016. Download PDF.