Hiiumaa Recreation Area

We draw your attention and invite you to be careful! On the Kõpu peninsula, above all on the northern coast of Hiiumaa, pollution of a gray sticky substance has been found, which can stain clothes and shoes.

The island of Hiiumaa is one of the most scenic and safe areas in Estonia. Compared to mainland, it offers the visitors peace and quiet. As it is surrounded by the sea, the climate on the island is a little different than elsewhere in Estonia—there is more sunshine and less rain; spring blooms arrive a few weeks later and autumn lasts longer here.
RMK Hiiumaa Recreation Area can be explored in a matter of days. The longest linear distance on the island is 60 km from Sarve to Kõpu. With the short distances and beautiful landscapes, the four parts of the recreation area can be best explored by hiking or cycling. Visitors are welcome to enjoy woodlands of high conservation value with many rare plant species. The flora here is a valuable object of research in the fields of biology, forestry, geology and cultural history.

Hiiu County
AttractionsThe most densely forested area in Estonia
ActivitiesHiking and cycling, beach holiday, picking wild berries and mushrooms, camping, picnicking, guided nature tours
InformationRMK Ristna Visitor Centre
+327 676 7499, +327 523 8697
Contact us
Kalana village, Hiiumaa municipality, 92212 Hiiu County
Visitor ManagementState Forest Management Centre (RMK)
Protected Area ManagerEnvironmental Board of Estonia
+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee
Additional information In Estonian nature, old explosive devices left from the war, still can be found. If you have found an object resembling an explosive device, leave it untouched, mark the location and immediately report the discovery to the emergency number 112. More information on the website of the Estonian Rescue Board.


Campfire site Vanajõe valley campfire site, Laasimetsa campfire site, Autobaasi campfire site, Säärenina campfire site, Remmelko campfire site, Ränkaja campfire site
Campsite Tõrvanina campsite, Hirmuste campsite, Mägipä campsite, Kaleste campsite, Palli campsite, Ninaotsa campsite, Luidja campsite, Sarve campsite, Sääretirbi campsite
Forest hut Leemeti forest hut, Kalurikoja forest hut, Tihu forest hut, Metsapere forest hut, Kapasto forest hut
Hiking trail Leemeti hiking trail (2+3 km), Kärdla hiking trail (4 km), RMK hiking route Heltermaa-Ristna-Sarve/Heltermaa-Kärdla (32 km), RMK hiking route Heltermaa-Ristna-Sarve/Kärdla-Ristna (107 km), RMK hiking route Heltermaa-Ristna-Sarve/Ristna-Tihu (36 km), RMK hiking route Heltermaa-Ristna-Sarve/Tihu-Sarve (56 km)
Nature Centre Ristna Visitor Centre
Observation Tower Orjaku study trail’s Silmakare observation tower (700 m from the parking), Rebastemäe study trail’s Kaplimäe observation tower (700 m from the parking), Rebastemäe study trail’s Rebastemäe observation tower (70 m from the parking)
Rental hut Leemeti rental hut
Rest Stop Kallaste cliff rest stop, Kõpu Suurkivi rest stop
Study trail Rebastemäe study trail (1.5 km), Neljateeristi study trail (3 km), Vanajõe valley study trail (1 km), Kõrgessaare orchids' study trail (100 m), Orjaku study trail (0.7 km to 2 km), Hirmuste study trail (1.3 km), Palli study trail (1.5 km), Kaleste study trail (1.8 km), Ristna study trail (1.5 km), Tihu study trail (1.2 km), Tõrvanina study trail (4 km)