Prangli and Kolga Bay Islands

During the trip we visit four islands that have been inhabited but currently there is permanent settlement only in Prangli. From the other islands the people were forced to leave in 1952. Traces from previous settlements can be found from all islands. The nature of the islands is interesting and various. The islands are mainly covered by junipers and pine groves, there are small lakes and marshes. The peculiar results brought along by the changes of the sea can be seen. The sea has flooded many farm places and they have disappeared into teh sea. In some areas the sea has brought sand and the area of the islands has increased.
We start the trip from Kaberneeme harbour. We make the first stop in Kopise island where 7 house holdings have been located and by now 4 of them have been restored. Then we will land in the southern part of the island and climb the sea sign – we will have a good view to our destination Prangli, but first we will visit Aksi island. Also this island has peculiar nature, there are interesting inland water bodies that the islanders used to call pools. Stone fences, remnants of the buildings and foundations remind us of the past settlement. The most remarkable object in the Aksi island is a stone maze that the locals called a Turkish City. We will make a lunch break and a short walk here.

We will put our tents to the southern part of Prangli and have a couple of hour’s tour with a local guide. We have an opportunity to explore the peculiar village streets bordered by stone fences and enjoy a village life. Prangli is the only island in the northern coast where the village life did not disappear during the soviet time. Also now there are 151 people living in the island. During the first Estonian Republic attempts were made to even mine oil.
During the second day we start our trip back to Kaberneeme. We make the first stop in Aksi but the longer stop and lunch will take place in the northern part of Rammu island. During our walking tour we will explore the former village where 22 families lived; currently there are only some remnants and on restored farm places. We will get back to Kaberneeme in the afternoon of the second day.

Duration: 2 days
Length: 40 km
Price per person: 85 EUR

The price includes: instruction, kayaking equipment, four meals, and a tour guide
The package has Estonian ecotourism label EHE – Estonia the Natural Way