TOUR TO ISLAND KIHNU – a small island with a strong spirit.
- Duration: 8 hours tour
- Activity level: active (boat, truck and walking)
- Total walking distance: approx. 2 km with stops
Kihnu is the largest island in the Gulf of Riga (the 7th largest island in Estonia) with the area of 16 km2. There are four villages with about 600 inhabitants. The closest point on the mainland is Munalaid (10 km), Pärnu is 41 km away. During the ice-free period there is a boat connection but in winter the only transport mode to Kihnu is plane from Pärnu.
Kihnu, exotic but sweet like home, is an island where folk costumes are worn daily and grandmothers’ unique handicraft is still highly honoured. Originating from seal hunters and fishermen, Kihnu traditional culture is listed by UNESCO and widely loved by visitors from all over the world looking to explore Kihnu’s colourful village life.
The main attraction is the island itself – its scenery, people, manner of existence. The main sights include the museum, schoolhouse, new culture centre, Kihnu Orthodox church and cemetery, lighthouse in the southern part of the island and giant boulders. In addition, Kihnu has a scenic coastline dotted with a number of islets that are important bird habitats.
Kihnu will appeal to anyone interested in Estonian heritage, rural architecture, and looking to catch a whiff of the refreshing coastal breeze.
The package includes:
- transfer by fast boat to Kihnu island
- truck transport on the island
- folklore concert
- entrance to the museum