Kaali rest stop

Use only prepared paths and stairs to preserve protected species!
Be careful in windy weather, there are dangerous trees on the slopes of the crater!
One of the best exposed and accessible meteorite craters in the world.
About 3470 - 3545 years ago, a huge rock from space came hurtling toward the Earth. Several kilometers above the Earth’s surface, the meteorite broke into pieces from the pressure and heat of the atmosphere. The explosion left nine total craters, now known as the Kaali Meteorite Crater Field. The largest crater (which measures 110 meters across) is believed to have been a sacred site for many centuries due to its cosmic origin.
Phone +372 454 6880
Type of objectRest Stop
Parking facilitiesParking in front of the Kaali Visitor Centre for 5 buses and 20 cars
Amenities2 information boards, 10 benches, stairs with handrails
SightsKaali meteorite crater is the most important geological sight in Saaremaa. It is the most easily accessible and the youngest meteorite crater in Europa.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
RestrictionsKaali Protected Landscape rules. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
Location Kaali village, Saaremaa municipality
Object no 4 on the recreation area map
Driving directionsStarting from Kuressaare:
Drive by Kuressaare-Kuivastu road and turn left 15 km from Kuressaare. Drive 5 km and turn right towards Kaali. In 800 m you will reach the parking area.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.372179
longitude: 22.670023
L-EST 97 x: 6470981.8 y: 422167.8