Sea Kayak and Island Hop in Estonia

Paddle among the Baltic islands off Estonia’s beautiful north coast and camp on uninhabited islets. 2 days off work.

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Sea Kayak and Island Hop in Estonia

Paddle among the Baltic islands off Estonia’s beautiful north coast and camp on uninhabited islets. 2 days off work.

Experience the wilder side of Estonia with a long weekend of sea kayaking and wildcamping off the country’s rugged north coast. You’ll enjoy 3 days of paddling from island to island, exploring deserted beaches and visiting fishing villages. Spend 2 nights camping on uninhabited islets and 1 night in the comfort of a friendly local guesthouse, dining on gourmet seafood. Your adventure holiday includes:

  • 3 days of sea kayaking the Baltic coast
  • 2 nights wildcamping on remote islets
  • 1 night of accommodation in a local guesthouse
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • All meals
  • Entry to a 150-year old sauna with sea view
  • All kayaking and camping equipment
  • Airport transfers

Perfect for:
This is an excellent escape for active travellers who want to experience the remote beauty of the Baltic Sea. This adventure is suitable for anyone with a good level of fitness and, preferably, some previous kayaking experience.

What to Expect

Friday: Arrival and paddling to Rammu

Your guide will meet you at Tallin Airport at midday and drive you 40 minutes away to the northern coastal town of Kaberneeme.

Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch at Oko restaurant before packing up your kayaks and heading into Kolga Bay.

You’ll paddle 1 ½ hours to Rammu, an uninhabited island where an old fishing village has been taken over by crowberry, heath and juniper.

Set up camp, cook a BBQ dinner over a campfire, and relax with wine and stories.

Saturday: Paddling to Keri

Wake up to hot coffee and breakfast around the fire, then pack up and head back into the bay.

Paddle to nearby Aksi for a chance to walk around and explore the island’s stark rocky shores and large, glacially deposited boulders.

Next you’ll make your way to Prangli, the only permanently inhabited island you’ll visit. There you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

Wrap up the afternoon with a couple more hours of paddling to Keri, a deserted island with an interesting history.

Check out the lighthouse built in 1719, then relax in a 150-year-old Finnish sauna while watching the sunset.

Dinner is another tasty BBQ meal. Fall asleep to the peaceful sound of waves crashing on shore.

Sunday: Paddling back to the mainland

After breakfast you’ll paddle several hours back to Aksi.

Take some time to walk around and stretch your legs, then enjoy a picnic lunch on a scenic beach.

Spend the afternoon paddling back to the seaside village of Kaberneeme where you’ll unpack your sea kayak and return to life on the mainland.

Check into your accommodation at the Ruhe guesthouse, then indulge in a gourmet dinner in the Ruhe restaurant.

Monday: Departure

Linger over a delicious homemade breakfast with sea views.

You can relax at the guesthouse, go for a refreshing morning swim, or take a meandering walk along the shore.

Around 10.00 in the morning your guide will drive you back to Tallinn Airport to catch your flight home.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.

Accommodation

You’ll spend 2 nights wildcamping on uninhabited islands in the Baltic Sea. Your host will provide all camping equipment except for sleeping bags (available for rent). Each night you’ll enjoy a campfire and BBQ dinner.

Your last night will be spent in guesthouse “Ruhe” in Kaberneeme. The guesthouse is located in an old boathouse that has been converted into a stylish and modern restaurant downstairs with guest quarters upstairs. Rooms are ensuite and include linens and toiletries.

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Sorry, no private trips are currently available for this product. Try a group trip or ask for a quote.

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

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Location

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Your trip will start and end in Kaberneeme, a coastal town just 20km away from Tallinn, but with a much more remote feel to it.

Despite being a small country, Estonia’s Baltic coastline is 4,000km long, providing endless opportunities for sea kayaking. Compared to the ocean, sea kayaking conditions in the Baltic Sea are warm and protected.

Kolga Bay in the Gulf of Finland is home to more than 1,500 pristine islands and countless beaches. You’ll land on about half a dozen on those islands, including:

  • Aksi: Rocky and barren on its north end, and sandy and treed on its south end. The island is listed as a protected landscape.
  • Prangli: First mentioned in 1387, this is the only island you’ll visit with a year-round population. Its natural features include fir trees and enormous glacially deposited boulders called erratics. There’s a lighthouse on the island that was built in 1923.
  • Keri: The island was first settled in the 1600s, and has enjoyed a long and rich history since. Its famous lighthouse was built in 1719 and was manned until 2002.

Start point?
Your guide will meet you at Tallinn Airport at 12:00 on Friday, coinciding with the arrival of Ryanair flight from London-Stansted. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off on Monday at Tallinn Airport around 10:00, in time to catch the 12:00 Ryanair flight back to London, but you can schedule any flight that departs after 12:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Tallinn Aiport (TLL) is served by frequent, inexpensive flights from Europe, including direct flights from London on easyJet and Ryanair.

Alternate options for getting to Tallinn are:

  • Ferry from Helsinki: Fly into Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL), take the train into the city (~EUR 20), then catch the ferry to Tallinn (EUR 35, 1 hour 40 minutes). From the Tallinn ferry port take the #2 bus or a taxi (EUR 7) to Tallinn Airport for the arranged pickup.
  • Bus from Riga: Fly into Riga Airport (RIX), take the bus into town, then take another bus to Tallinn (~EUR 20, 5 hours). From the Tallinn bus station you can walk (20 minutes) or take a taxi (4 minutes, EUR 4) to the airport for the arranged pickup.

You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above so you don’t miss the included transfers. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Travel to/from Tallinn Airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at restaurants
  • Tips for your guide (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 8. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Our Epic Weekends are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travelers and very small groups of 2 or 3, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

You’ll eat some meals at camp, and others at local restaurants. The restaurants serve gourmet seafood and other fresh, locally-sourced, organic foods. While camping you’ll enjoy BBQ dinners with fresh vegetables and bread.

Absolutely. Just let us know at booking.

Sea kayaking in the Baltic Sea is warmer and calmer than you might expect, but you’re still pretty far north, so you need to be prepared for fickle weather, some waves, and the chill of the water if you get splashed. Each day’s activity will last about 10 hours with 5 hours of actual paddling.

This trip is suitable for any skill level, from first-time kayakers with an adventurous spirit, to experienced sea kayakers. You need to have a good level of fitness so you can enjoy up to 5 hours of paddling each day.

This trip runs in the middle of summer, helping ensure pleasant weather. In June and July the average daytime temperatures in Neeme are 18 – 22 °C, cooling off to 9 – 11 °C at night. It’s sunny more than half the days each month.

Your host will provide everything you need for kayaking, and most of what you need for camping, including:

  • NDK/SKUK 1-person sea kayak
  • Celtic paddle
  • Spraydeck
  • PFD
  • Drysuit
  • Dry bag
  • Neoprene shoes
  • Tent (2 – 3 person)
  • Inflatable sleeping pad

Pack for a variety of conditions so you can be comfortable no matter the weather. Recommended items include:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable, breathable shirts and trousers/shorts for paddling on warm days
  • Thermal top and bottom for paddling on cool days
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • Waterproof jacket with hood, and waterproof trousers
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Warm jacket for evenings
  • Warm hat for evenings
  • Head torch
  • Sleeping bag (available for rent)

Start point?
Your guide will meet you at Tallinn Airport at 12:00 on Friday, coinciding with the arrival of Ryanair flight from London-Stansted. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off on Monday at Tallinn Airport around 10:00, in time to catch the 12:00 Ryanair flight back to London, but you can schedule any flight that departs after 12:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Tallinn Aiport (TLL) is served by frequent, inexpensive flights from Europe, including direct flights from London on easyJet and Ryanair.

Alternate options for getting to Tallinn are:

  • Ferry from Helsinki: Fly into Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL), take the train into the city (~EUR 20), then catch the ferry to Tallinn (EUR 35, 1 hour 40 minutes). From the Tallinn ferry port take the #2 bus or a taxi (EUR 7) to Tallinn Airport for the arranged pickup.
  • Bus from Riga: Fly into Riga Airport (RIX), take the bus into town, then take another bus to Tallinn (~EUR 20, 5 hours). From the Tallinn bus station you can walk (20 minutes) or take a taxi (4 minutes, EUR 4) to the airport for the arranged pickup.

You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above so you don’t miss the included transfers. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

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