Vilsandi hiking trail (6 km and 8 km)

The two hiking trails start in the middle of the island close to the biology stations observation tower.
Phone +372 454 6880
E-mailinfo.vilsandi@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesNo parking
AmenitiesInformation board, trail maps, sings
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
SightsCoastal life style and maritime cultural heritage—port buildings, houses of captains and sailors, windmills; exhibition about the history of nature conservation and maritime history in Mändre farm; beach, juniper shrubs, coastal pastures; a view of the Vaikas—the bird islands which were the birth place of nature conservation in the Baltic area; more than two-centuries old lighthouse and the lighthouse settlement from the Tsarist Era (ca. 1840–1917) with a 150-year-old weather station: coral reefs, alvar forest, permanent forest monitoring grid, Vesiloo Island, shingle bars, sea birds, wild animals, interesting vegetation.
Additional informationCamping and campfire possibility in Kulpri and Vikati campsite.
Information about boats to Vilsandi you can get from Kihelkonna municipality or Vilsandi National Park Visitor Centre.
Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Restrictions Located in Vilsandi National Park. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationVilsandi village, Saaremaa municipality
Object no 23 on area map
Driving directionsDrive by the Kuressaare-Kihelkonna road for 30 km until you reach Kihelkonna crossroads and turn to Kihelkonna. On the midsquare there is sign towards Papissaare. Drive past Kihelkonna church to the cobblestone road. Drive straight 3 km to Papissaare harbour and leave your car at the parking area. Board a boat to go to the island.
Another possibility is to get to the island is by the Käkisilma-Vilsandi hiking trail.

Information about boat transport is available on Kihelkonna County's website http://www.kihelkonna.ee/Transpordiuhendused
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.378339
longitude: 21.842689
L-EST 97 x: 6472903 y: 373809