Estonia is not just a land of abundant forests and lakes, but has many charming islands as well, which serve ideally as a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The largest islands – Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Vormsi and Ruhnu – are all unique and distinctly different from one another and certainly worth a visit when planning a sight-seeing trip around Estonia. But not many are aware that some of these little hidden gems are also accessible by plane. If you want to give the ferry a miss, then try flying to Saaremaa, Hiiumaa or Ruhnu instead.
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia and its size can sometimes make you forget that you’re even on an island surrounded by the Baltic Sea from all corners. Saaremaa is a popular destination all year round thanks to its thriving spa and resort industry. The island’s capital Kuressaare is located on the southern coast of the island and is a good hour’s drive from the ferry harbour on the nearby island of Muhu. However, jumping on a plane at Tallinn Airport will get you to Kuressaare in merely 40 minutes.