Small Islands in the Baltic Sea near Tallinn

Harju County has more than 300 km of coastline and 74 islands and islets.

Small Islands in the Baltic Sea near Tallinn

Harju County has more than 300 km of coastline and 74 islands and islets, many of which are so small they do not even have a name. Permanent settlement can be found on five islands: some people live on Naissaar, Aegna, Suur- and Väike Pakri; Prangli island has the largest population (170 people). In addition, there are vacationers in the summer. Those are the three islands with regular water traffic, allhough all-year-round traffic only operates to Prangli. All other islands in the Harju County can be reached by smaller vessels or in winter, by walking across ice.

The highest island Naissaar, reaching up to 27 metres in  the centre, is the oldest Estonian island in the Gulf of Finland. Generally, larger islands are rich in forests, even the waterfront pastures are overgrowing today. Daytrips to Naissaar. The steamer Katharina departs from the Seaplane Harbour and passes the Vahemadal lighthouse. The island's main attractions are a narrow-gauge railway, a Danish King's Garden, a mine warehouse of the Soviet Navy, different sea fortresses, a church of the Coastal Swedes, and a cemetery. You can take your bicycles to the steamer for free and it is also possible to rent bikes on the island.  

Daytrips to Prangli island from May to September - the closest inhabited island to Tallinn. It boasts beautiful natural scenery, including sandy beaches. Its history dates back to the 13th century, so there will be plenty of stories to enjoy about it and its people all day long. The daytrips set out from Tallinn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with information provided in both Estonian and English. During the day we will take a 4-wheeled excursion unique to Estonia's small islands, visit Prangli's museum and church and enjoy lunch together. There are no restrictions on numbers - single travellers are also welcome!

Daytrips to Pakri islands. On this trip you get a good overview of the history of the Pakri islands, the culture of the coastal Swedes and the untouched nature in the area. We explore the jagged coastline and visit an old border station and military base abandoned by the Soviet forces. You will see the dam built by the Russian army that connected the two islands, and if you wish you can climb up the towers, from which you will get a beautiful view over the islands and surrounding areas. 

Self-guided tour on Prangli Island. The self-guided tour is an innovative and different way to discover the island of Prangli! A virtual guide that works on Google Maps provides an overview of the main sights on Prangli island.

Small Islands in the Baltic Sea near Tallinn  

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Regular day trips to Prangli island

Just one of Estonia's many islands, Prangli is Tallinn's closest inhabited island. With unparalleled natural scenery and lovely sandy beaches, it has a maritime culture that dates back to the 13th century. Possible to visit as a day trip excursion, the trip to Prangli island...

Museums of the Prangli Islands
The museums showcase the history, nature and way of life of Suur-Prangli and Väike-Prangli (Aksi). Museum of Farm Folk of Prangli Islands has a permanent exhibition on the everyday lives of the coastal folk of Prangli and Aksi over the centuries. Thus, fishing nets and seal tongs (4-to-5-metre ski...
Port of Kelnase on Prangli
Port of Kelnase on Prangli is located on the north coast of the island. The former fishing harbour, dating from Kirov Kolkhoz times, has transformed into a place of interest that is easy to visit with your vessel. A former fishing industry building at the port has been restored and in the summer,...
Tour of Prangli Island with a virtual tour guide
The virtual tour guide is a kit working with the Google Maps application, which introduces the attractions of Prangli. The kit is perfect for active people who want to discover the island independently. You can either walk on foot or ride a bike to explore. After the order, we will send the...
Trip to Väike-Pakri island
On the hike, you will learn about the history of the Pakri islands and the culture of the coastal Swedes that used to live there, as well as see nature untouched by humans. We will explore the limestone bluff and visit military sites abandoned by Soviet troops. We will also learn how the current...
Speedboat ride to Väike-Pakri island
Discovering the Pakri islands – Suur-Pakri and Väike-Pakri – is easy: book a trip to Väike-Pakri at a time suitable for you, explore the island on your own, or buy additional services. Take a tent with you and spend a lovely night in the fresh air. If all this seems too much, you can also come for...
Sea safari around the Pakri islands
Sea safari around the islands! If the weather allows, we will spend about 1.5 hours at sea with stops on Väike-Pakri and Suur-Pakri. The length of the entire trip depends on the duration of the stops. During the safari, we are going to pass through Kurkse Strait, catch waves north of Suur-Pakri,...
Nature Park on the island of Naissaar
Naissaar started to emerge from the sea about 8,000 years ago, thus being one of the oldest small islands in Estonia next to Ruhnu. The highest point of the island (Kunilamägi) is 27 m high. Historical sources first mentioned the island (Terra feminarum) in 1075; in 1279, a Danish king enacted a...
Sea safari to Naissaar and a truck tour of the island
Our fast speedboat takes you to the memorable Naissaar in only 30 minutes! We have three speedboats; we can take 36 people to the island in one trip and up to 150 a day. On the island, you will be greeted at the harbour by the driver of a military truck who will take you on a 2.5 hour tour;...
Kayak trip to Koipsi island
This is a great way to learn about kayaking! We get into kayaks in Kaberneeme harbour – we will explain the basics of kayaking there and then turn our kayaks towards the island of Koipsi and start rowing. After having rowed for about 20–30 minutes, we will land by a large rock on Koipsi. Total...

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