Vilsandi hiking trail (6 km and 8 km)

The two hiking trails start in the middle of the island close to the biology stations observation tower.
Phone +372 454 6880
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilities Papissaare harbour
AmenitiesInformation board, trail maps, sings
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
SightsCoastal life style and maritime cultural heritage—port buildings, houses of captains and sailors, windmills; exhibition about the history of nature conservation and maritime history in Mändre farm; beach, juniper shrubs, coastal pastures; a view of the Vaikas—the bird islands which were the birth place of nature conservation in the Baltic area; more than two-centuries old lighthouse and the lighthouse settlement from the Tsarist Era (ca. 1840–1917) with a 150-year-old weather station: coral reefs, alvar forest, permanent forest monitoring grid, Vesiloo Island, shingle bars, sea birds, wild animals, interesting vegetation.
Additional information
Restrictions Located in Vilsandi National Park. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationVilsandi village, Saaremaa municipality
Object no 23 on area map
Driving directionsDrive by the Kuressaare-Kihelkonna road for 30 km until you reach Kihelkonna crossroads and turn to Kihelkonna. On the midsquare there is sign towards Papissaare. Drive past Kihelkonna church to the cobblestone road. Drive straight 3 km to Papissaare harbour and leave your car at the parking area. Board a boat to go to the island.
Information about boat transport is available on  website
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.378339
longitude: 21.842689
L-EST 97 x: 6472903 y: 373809