Vilsandi National ParkVilsandi National Park includes the island of Vilsandi with the surrounding islets and rocks, and the bays of Kihelkonna, Kuusnõmme and Atla and the islands inside. Vilsandi National Park covers about 100 islands and 180 square kilometres. Vilsandi is a small island—6 km in length and barely 3 km in width.
The Vilsandi Island is the only inhabited island in the protected area. The island’s coastline is serrated with inlets, capes and a multitude of inshore islets. The western and northern coast of Vilsandi is predominantly dolomite rock. Characteristic of its nature is maritime climate, many bird species, it has characteristic vegetation and captivating fauna of the brackish sea.
The Centre for State Forest Management in Estonia has been involved in visitor management in Vilsandi National Park since February 2009.
|Attractions||Numerous bird species, characteristic vegetation, fauna of the brackish sea|
|Activities||Hiking, bird observation, nature education, fishing|
|Information||RMK information point at the centre of Vilsandi National Park|
|Phone: +372 454 6880; +372 527 7421|
|Address: Loona village, Kihelkonna municipality, 93415 Saare County|
1 June- 31 August Mon-Sun 10.00-18.00
1 Sept- 31 May Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00
|Visitor manager||RMK, read about restrections on visiting the national park HERE.|
|Protected Area Manager||Hiiu–Lääne–Saare region, Environmental Board of Estonia|
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|Campfire site||Vikati information hut and campfire site|
|Campsite||Harilaiu campsite, Elda campsite, Käkisilma campsite, Kulpri campsite|
|Hiking trail||Harilaiu hiking trail (11 km or 13 km), Käkisilma–Vilsandi hiking trail (5 km), Vilsandi hiking trail (6 km and 8 km)|
|Information point||Vilsandi information point|
|Rest Stop||Harilaiu rest stop, Väike-Vilsandi rest stop|