Ristna Nature Centre

Ristna Nature Centre at the core of RMK Hiiumaa Recreation Area is located on Kõpu–Ristna road, in Kalana village on the Kõpu peninsula. Should you come by public transport, exit at the Metsavahi bus stop in front of the nature centre. Here you can find information about all the natural sights and recreation possibilities of the area.
In the main house there are a photo exhibitions and educational exhibition called "The Department Store of the Sea" is open in the second building.
From the nature centre's yard starts a study trail that introduces old-growth forests and forestry heritage.
In the nature centre you can craft, there's a play area for children, watch nature films and use our library.
We have free wifi. 
PhoneLiis Soonik, communication manager, +372 676 7111, +372 5322 9499
E-mailristna.looduskeskus@rmk.ee
Opening hours1 May to 31 August, Mon to Sun 10.00–18.00
1 September to 30 April, Wed to Fri 11.00–16.00

Type of objectNature Centre
Parking facilitiesParking for 10 cars or 2 tour buses
Amenities
  • Free educational campaigns for general education schools and kindergartens in the winter;
  • paid educational nature programmes in the spring and autumn;
  • information and promotion materials about RMK Hiiumaa Recreation Area and other recreation areas of the Centre for State Forest Management;
  • access to the exhibitions and databases of the nature centre;
  • camping;
  • use of outdoor classroom, which seats 20 people and is suitable for various craft activities;
  • events on forest and nature themes; hall or the entire nature centre available for rental for nature-related events;
  • Prices: hall max three hrs – 13 € per hour; nature centre for max 20 people 96 € per day, sauna included 128 € per day.

Exhibitions

  • “Sea Department Store”

The permanent exhibition in the Ristna Nature Centre’s outbuilding introduces marine debris and the effects of sea littering.

In the main house kitchen equipped with electric stove, refridgerator, microwave and coffee machine, tableware for 20 people, pots and pans.

Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
Accommodation yes
Sleeps (no. of people)The nature centre sleeps 20, bring your own bedding
SightsAt the centre you can get acquainted with cultural heritage in the surrounding forests and take a look at the authentic primeval forest. Longer and shorter walks to the lighthouses of the Kõpu peninsula, Ristna military defence structures, and Kalana port. A few-kilometre hike through the forest takes you to the scenic sand beaches on the island’s northern coast.
Winter accessibilityOpen around the year
LocationKalana village, Hiiu municipality, 92212 Hiiu County. Object no. 27 on recreation area map
Driving directionsRistna Nature Centre is located at Kõpu–Ristna road, 8 km from Kõpu towards Ristna. The Metsvahi bus stop is in front of the Ristna Nature Centre.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.925103
longitude: 22.093300
L-EST 97 x: 6533334 y: 390195