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Prices mentioned for camping are based on a small camper with 2 adults and no electricity. If possible we always try to bargain for a discount
Internet: Free Wi-Fi in almost bars, restaurants, hotels or campsites
ATM's: available everywhere
Creditcards: accepted in most places (gas stations, hotels, restaurants and shops)
Safety: In general OK
Days: 4 days
Period: End of August
Weather: Chilly with periods of sun, clouds and some rain. Temperatures during the day between 16 - 20 degrees. During the night it was already quite cold. In Vosu, in the north, it was just above 0 in the night.
Prices (per 2017)
General: In general Estonia is the most expensive of the 3 Baltic countries.
Fuel: As diesel is slightly more expensive then in Latvia we stocked up there. As we can carry 200 liters there was no need to get fuel in Estonia. So no data on the costs.
Camping: We paid between € 12,- and € 17,- per night for camping for 2 persons and a car (no electricit
No visa needed for EU citizens.
Entry & Exit: No checks
General: All roads we drove are tarmac and in good condition.
To Kiipsaare lighthouse: to road to the parking area from where you must walk is off road. Rough and slightly rocky in some places but when not very wet it should be doable with a normal car.
Fees for toll roads, briges, tunnels and ferries
Ferry to Saaremaa: € 14,50 for a one way ticket for 2 people and 1 car. The Landcruiser was charged as a normal car here.
Highlights or not
Laheema NP: We just drove through the area and stayed 1 night in Vosu. So we cannot judge the area very well. You probably need to do some activities. Just driving through you mainly see forests which for us was quite boring.
Vosu: small not very special village but the bar is nice.
Tallinn: For us the most beautiful city of the 3 Baltic capitals. We really loved this place. There are so many small streets, squares and amazing buildings to discover. Best to get here with public transport as parking is quite expensive (€ 1,50 per 30 minutes).
KGB museum: located on the top floor of the Viru hotel (opposite the old town). You need to book a tour in advance to visit it. We did not go here. Must be good from what we heard.
Muhu & Saaremaa: Islands just of the coast of Estonia. We liked driving around the island and visit some small villages and enjoy the views.
Paldiski: Known for its steep white cliffs. Finding them was a hassle as they are not signposted. To us the cliffs were dissapointing as they were nothing special. The cliffs at Panga at Saaremaa island are nicer.
Kiipsaare lighthouse (on Saaremaa island): old tall lighthouse at the northern tip of the island (due to erosian it is now located in the sea). To get here you must drive an offroad track untill about 4 km from the lighthouse. There you can park your car and walk the last 4 km.
Angla Windmills (on Saaremaa island): Some traditional wooden windmills. You can pay a fee and visit the inside onaoyou can see them from the road (which is for free)
Koguva (on Muhu island): small but very beautiful countryside village at Muhu island. The houses made of stones, wood and with thatched roofs covered with mosses perfectly blend with the lush green surroundings.
Kuressaare (on Saaremaa island): Nice village with some beautiful old houses. One of the 3 major spa retreats at the East Sea coast. During sovjet times a popular holiday location for members of the communist party.
Panga Pank: Seaside area known for its cliffs. Not sure if it is allowed but this would be a good spot for wild camping especially in low season (you will probably have the place for yourself then).
Rummu underwater prison: visiting is at your own risk but the place should be very special (see info on atlasobscura). We however did not succeed in finding it. All roads that we found had a dead end or closed gates.
Restaurants & accomodation worth mentioning
O'Korts in Vosu: Nice bar to hang out. On the terrace you will have sun untill just before the sun sets.
Ku-Kuu restaurant in Kuressaare: Famous restaurant in the area. We had lunch here. The food was good although not the best we ever had. Special was the atmosphere though. We had a nice table in a corner with the tainted windows.
EE-BAR N59°34.653 E25°57.999
VOSU, O'Korts, nice place to have a drink and hang out on the terrace. The terrace has sun untill just before the sun sets.
EE-CAMP01 N59°34.564 E25°56.143
VOSU, Camping Lepispea. Big campsite near the sea. There were lots of mosquitos. Showers have very hot water! Price was € 17,- per night for 2 persons and a car (no electricity)
EE-CAMP02 N59°26.859 E24°48.563
TALLINN, City camp. Camper place not far from the center just behind the exibitions halls. Place is nothing more than a parking area but location is convenient for visiting the city. Showers in the sports facilities of the hall. Price was € 17,- per night for 2 persons and a car. Just in front of the exhibition hall there is a busstop to the city center (€ 2,- per person for a one way ticket)
EE-CAMP03 N58°10.789 E22°15.121
SAAREMAA, Tehumardi campsite. Very nice spacious campsite that even had its own small lake for swimming. On the campsite it is allowed to have a bonfire. Wood was for free we just had to chop it ourselves. Also Free Wi-Fi. Price was € 12,- per night for 2 persons and a car (no electricity)
EE-CLIFFS N59°23.348 E24°02.315
PALDISKI, it is a waste of time to go here. The town is not nice and the cliffs nothing special. Looks much better on the pictures than in reality.
EE-FERRY1 N58°34.442 E23°30.613
VIRTSU, From here you can take the ferry to Saaremaa
EE-FERRY2 N58°34.406 E23°23.511
KUIVASTU, Ferry from Saaremaa back to the mainland.
EE-KOGUVA N58°35.714 E23°04.987
KOGUVA, small but very beautiful countryside village at Muhu island. The houses made of stones, wood and with thatched roofs covered with mosses perfectly blend with the lush green surroundings.
EE-LIGHTH N58°28.428 E21°54.129
KIIPSAARE Lighthouse. This waypoint is the parking area from where you must walk the last 4km. To get here you must follow an dirt road.
EE-MILLS N58°31.533 E22°42.027
ANGLA, wooden windmills.
EE-MUSTARD N58°33.815 E22°23.690
SAAREMAA MUSTARD, somewhere along the road. Place that sells traditional home made mustard in all flavours. Some of flavours come from plants typically for the region.
EE-PANGA N58°34.200 E22°17.430
PANGA PANK (at Saaremaa). Know for its cliffs. Also nice seaview from here.
EE-PARKING N59°26.483 E24°45.000
TALLINN OLD TOWN, Parking € 1,50 for 30 minutes
EE-PRISON N59°13.602 E24°11.760
RUMMU Underwater Prison. Should be an amazing place but it is hard to find. We tried to get there but all roads and entries we tried were dead ends or entry was blocked.