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Vormsi

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Vormsi [1] is a small island in Estonia.

The island is called Ormsö in Swedish.

Understand

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's current population is approximately 240 inhabitants.

Nature

The nature on the island is very diverse. Vormsi Nature Reserve has been brought to life to protect the numerous plant and bird species supported by coastal grasslands, reed beds, alvars, forests, bays and lagoons.

Get in

By ferry

You can take a ferry to the island from Rohuküla port (108 km from Tallinn and ~10km from Haapsalu) to Sviby in Vormsi. The trip takes 45minutes and can be booked via phone or online [2].

If you're going by car, make sure you refuel, because there aren't any petrol stations on Vormsi.

Get around

See

  • Vormsi Landscape Reserve, [3].
  • Vormsi cemetary. See Celtic crosses from the 13th century.
  • Norby Rear Light. Lighthouse located in the north-east coast.


Do

Vormsi is best toured by bicycle or on foot. Both bikes and boats can be rented on the island.

Buy

Eat

Sleep

The island has several dedicated places for tenting - either for free or for a fee. There are also several guest houses.

Get out

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