Literally translated into ‘island land’, the gorgeous island of Saaremaa (Ösel) in Estonia is the perfect place to visit for those looking for an authentic taste of Nordic culture, fresh air, space and the best tasting water you can imagine. Known for being the largest island in Estonia, Saaremaa is still filled with stretches of forests, picturesque windmills, little villages that seem to be locked in time and lighthouses. Paradise in every sense of the word.
The beauty of Saaremaa was protected during the Soviet era when even mainland Estonians were prohibited from visiting without a permit. These days, Ösel remains a gorgeous island that feels like a time capsule of Nordic culture.
If you are planning to visit this beautiful gem of an island, consider looking into the following attractions: