RMK hiking route Heltermaa-Ristna-Sarve/Heltermaa-Kärdla (32 km)

Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. To avoid disappointment, please take firewood or barbecue coals with you when traveling by car. Do not leave a burning fire unattended! When using a charcoal grill, pour the coals on the fireplace, not under the forest. Extinguish the fire properly, when leaving.
The first section of the Heltermaa-Ristna-Sarve branch of the RMK Hiking Route (aka Hiiumaa branch of the RMK Hiking Route) starts at the Port of Heltermaa.
For the first kilometre, the hiking route goes along the road, then turns off and goes across the Heltermaa-Vahtrepa alvar grassland.
There are bovines on the grassland.
On the other side of the grassland, the trail takes a smaller road but quite soon turns to the forest and goes along a forest path to Kallaste cliff. The first stop on the trail is a few hundred metres further, at an old farmstead – the Remmelko campfire site.
After the campfire site, the trail goes mainly along larger and smaller village roads and local roads.
The next stop is at Sääreküla village – the Säärenina campfire site. The campfire site is not directly on the trail, so hikers need to walk the path to the campfire site and back.
A few kilometres further, at Kukka village, the trail turns off the local road and runs along a forest road up to Kärdla airport.
After passing the airport, the hiking trail goes along the coastal road to the town of Kärdla.
In Kärdla, hikers will find everything they need – stores, restaurants, hotels.
This section of the hiking route ends at the centre of Kärdla, but hikers will find a very good place for camping – the Autobaasi campfire site – at the western border of the town, next to Kärdla hiking trail.
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Type of objectHiking trail
AmenitiesThe trail is marked with signposts and white-green-white paint markings. The rest stops on the trail and distances between them:
Camping facilities Campsites and campfire sites at the trail
Campfire site Campsites and campfire sites at the trail
SightsVahtrepa alvars, Kallaste cliff, rural landscapes of the eastern coast of Hiiumaa, Kukka windmill, Kärdla meteorite crater, Helmersen rock field
Additional information

The objects is equipped with firewood.
Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy

LocationHiiumaa municipality