The island is called Orsmö in Swedish.
Historically Vormsi was inhabited by coastal Swedes and before World War II more than 2500 people lived on the island. During the Soviet occupation Vormsi was a closed border-zone, where guests could arrive only with government permission.
The island is best toured by bicycle or on foot.
The island has several dedicated places for tenting - either for free or for a fee. There are also several guest houses.