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Kayaking Hiiumaa

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May-September
2 päeva
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Join us for a trip to Hiiumaa – the greatest kayaking area in the Baltics! 

What’s so special?

Shallow, warm water surrounding closely clustered islands and islets, providing protection from high waves and strong winds. Added attraction:Estonia’s largest seal habitat.

Short island hops mean ample time for leisurely hikes through coastal meadows dotted with orchids, frequented by sea birds. Added attraction: An occasional white tail eagle.

Present day semi-natural landscapes share space with ancient forests, 17th Century Swedish villages, Viking remains. Added attraction: Picturesque windmills, ghosts.

And with a professional 360 tour guide, you’ll relax at a private camping site on a private island with a panoramic view of the sea and seaside.

{xtypo_info}Added attraction: The special aura of Hiiumaa itself, enhanced by islanders who pride themselves on the unspoiled beauty of the landscape and their sense of humour! {/xtypo_info}

Two day tour, with stops on 4 islands.

Our route: Heltermaa ferry landing (on Hiiumaa’s east coast) –  Kaevatsi – Hanikatsi islet – Kõrgelaid –  Saarnaki –  return to Sarve. (Cars can be left on the mainland parking area at Rohuküla.)

Day 1:

After a brief stop at Kaevatsi islet, we head for Hanikatsi.

In the island’s north, we’ll step into a primeval „Rootsi” (Swedish) forest of tall oaks, flowering lime and aromatic juniper, connect to the Viking age (they left a fireplace behind for us to see), wander past a former fishing compound (complete with ghosts – who’s to argue?), pause at the gravesite of a Swedish king (he got left behind, too) and stop at a very old tavern (in ruins, alas). BUT, we’ll treat you to a traditional Estonian lunch, then do some more hiking around the island.

Next stop: Kõrgelaid, where we’ll camp overnight in tents on a private camping site (with a dry toilet). We’ll provide telescopes to take advantage the clear view of the islands’ major seal habitat. A campfire under the open sky will cap the day.

{xtypo_info}Kõrgelaid is where the Baltic version of „The Robinson’s” TV show was filmed.{/xtypo_info}

Here on Kõrgelaid, sheep still graze and tend the landscape,islanders still tell humourous tales about a famous tavern of olden times, and visitors enjoy a panoramic „field, forest and ocean view” from the walking trail.

Day 2:

We’ll head back to mainland Hiiumaa, paddling among the seals (curious creatures, they’ve been known to follow our kayaks, especially after midsummer then head for a brief stop on Hanikatsi.

Next, a lunch stop at on Saarnaki, which, many will tell you, is the most beautiful island of all. After a walk along the islet’s hiking trail, enjoying the landscape with a fishing farm and a restored windmill, you can decide for yourselves.

We (usually) return to the port of Heltermaa for the 18:30 (6.30pm) ferry to the mainland.

Duration:

Two days, one overnight.
First day: 13.5 km of kayaking;  wallking distance: 5 km.
Total kayaking for trip: 30 km.
{xtypo_alert}With bad weather, the route and length can be changed.{/xtypo_alert}

Level:

Easy walking.
Suitable for beginning kayakers. No previous experience necessary.
We’ll provide a full briefing before the trip.
And, if you have concerns, click here for some facts about kayaks.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Best sea kayaking in the Baltic States!
Great bird watching sites
Up-close seal and wildlife watching
Wild sheep
Private camping site on a private island
Outstanding kayaking route
The „Hiiumaa aura”

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What’s included:

Two days of sea kayaking
A double kayak and all equipment: PFD (personal flotation device), spray jacket,  paddle jacket, waterproof bags for personal items

Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 2 lunches + utensils
Snacks
Professional English-speaking guide
Tents and light mattresses by request
Camping fee

Cost:

Kayaking and island tours:  120 EUR + VAT per participants.
Return ferry ticket:  ca. 6 EUR.

Group booking:

Groups (of at least 12 people) are welcome to book with Lagle lagle@360.ee, phone +372 56668172

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People are saying…

The Hiiumaa trip was the highlight of my trip to Estonia!

Anna from London

Some of our friends where on the Hiiumaa tour a week or little more ago and they were totally happy about it, so now we also want to go 🙂

Dace from Riga