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Hiiumaa, Estonia Travel Information

According to a2zcamerablog, Hiiumaa is an island in the Baltic Sea (Europe), which is part of Estonia. The capital of Hiiumaa is Kärdla. A number of major cities on Hiiumaa are: Emmaste, Kõrgessaare, Käina and Pühalepa.

Hiiumaa is known for its impressive lighthouses, of which the fifteenth century lighthouse on the Kõpu peninsula is best known. In addition, there are some old churches and farms on the island. Furthermore, the island has very few sights to offer. The landscape of Hiiumaa is fairly flat with a lot of grassland and some dune areas. The coastline has some sand and pebble beaches. Almost the entire interior of Hiiumaa is uninhabited. See printerhall for Estonia culture.

Where is Hiiumaa located?

Travel information of Hiiumaa

Official name: Hiiumaa
Continent: Europe
Area: 989 km²
Capital: Kärdla
Country code: EE, EST
Population: 9,381 inhabitants (2021)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 68.5 m (Tornimägi)
Distance (Amsterdam – Kärdla): 1,346 km
Flight time: about 3 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Hiiumaa that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Hiiumaa, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Hiiumaa. For separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Hiiumaa?

Weather and climate
Hiiumaa has a temperate maritime climate. In the summer months the temperatures are between 15 and 20 degrees. In the winter months, temperatures are around -5 to 10 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Hiiumaa can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Hiiumaa. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

Estonian (Estonian) is the official language on Hiiumaa.
Would you like to translate from or into Estonian for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Estonia: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Estonia in the Netherlands: estemb.nl.
Consulates of Estonia in the Netherlands: estemb.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
It is advisable to get one or more vaccinations before visiting Hiiumaa.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency matters
On Hiiumaa you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Hiiumaa can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Hiiumaa are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -31% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (42% cheaper), food (33% cheaper), imported beer in catering (21% cheaper), cigarettes (44% cheaper) and public transport (46% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

At Hiiumaa it is not mandatory, but it is customary to tip. With good service, people tip about 10%.

Time difference
On Hiiumaa it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Hiiumaa is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Hiiumaa can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Hiiumaa you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Hiiumaa.
Information on public transportation on Hiiumaa can be found at tpilet.ee.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Hiiumaa.

At Hiiumaa the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Hiiumaa can be found on our electricity page (see under Estonia).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 110
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Hiiumaa can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Hiiumaa can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Hiiumaa end in.ee.
Hiiumaa official websites: hiiumaa.ee and visitestonia.com.

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Hiiumaa is 00372 or +372.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Hiiumaa? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(When using a country code, always omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Hiiumaa.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Hiiumaa.

Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Estonia (Hiiumaa) can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays on Hiiumaa in the school guide of Eurydice.

Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Hiiumaa, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Hiiumaa?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Hiiumaa. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Hiiumaa can be found on Protected Planet.
Hiiumaa is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Hiiumaa? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, medicines, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Hiiumaa, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Hiiumaa, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Hiiumaa.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.2.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Most of the inhabitants of Hiiumaa live on the coast?
…Hiiumaa has its own airport?
…Hiiumaa has the fourth oldest working lighthouse in the world?
…Hiiumaa only has snow on average 4 weeks later than mainland Estonia?
… One of the largest meteorite craters in the world can be found in Kärdla (Ø 4 km)?

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