Harilaiu hiking trail (11 km or 13 km)

Diverse and deserted coastal nature. Low and vast horizon, wind, golden sand and mighty waves. Interesting dune landscape, trees and bushes subjected to wind, seal and bird sounds, military objects and Kiipsaare lighthouse in the sea.
Phone +372 454 6880
E-mailinfo.vilsandi@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking on Harilaid Island for 1 tour bus or 5 cars
AmenitiesThe trail is marked with red pickets
Camping facilities yes
Hiking options true
SightsThe versatile nature of the Harilaid Island—dunes, relict lakes, shingle deposits, military legacy, Kiipsaare lighthouse. NB! Kiipsaare lighthouse is private property! The lighthouse is situated in the sea, on insecure ground and therefore it's angle of inclination is always changing. Climbing the lighthouse is dangerous and not recommended!
Cape Kiipsaare and the west coast of Harilaiu peninsula is a good spot for bird and
Berries and mushroomsMushrooms
Additional informationThe trail goes by Harilaiu campsite.
Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
 
Restrictions
Located in Vilsandi National Park. Motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited!
Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
Location Metsküla village, Saaremaa municipality
Object no 27 on area map
Driving directionsDrive along Kuivastu–Kuressaare road (Road no. 10) and turn right from the roundabout when entering Kuressaare (Road no. 78). Drive 3 km to the next roundabout and choose the exit towards Kihelkonna (Road no. 102). Drive 30 km up to the Kihelkonna–Pidula junction, turn towards Undva–Veere and drive to the Jaagarahu junction. Continue on the main road to the Kõruse bus stop, turn left and drive along Kõruse gravel road (avoid turning right onto village roads). Pass the former Soviet military station and turn right at the sign to Vilsandi National Park. Continue 3.9 km over the bridge of the Kiljatu stream up to the first junction (1.5 km from the bridge) and turn left. Drive 300 to the Harilaid parking area, here starts the hiking trail. Please note that driving large tour buses (for 50 to 60 passengers) to the Harilaid peninsula parking area is risky due to poor road conditions. Harilaid peninsula is uninhabited and there are no shops; the closest shop is in Kihelkonna. For better planning and advance booking services pay a visit to RMK Vilsandi National Park Visitor Centre
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.473969
longitude: 21.901842
L-EST 97 x: 6483439 y: 377601