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How much money will you need for your trip to Saaremaa? You should plan to spend around €81 ($84) per day on your vacation in Saaremaa, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €29 ($30) on meals for one day and €38 ($39) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Saaremaa for a couple is €57 ($59). So, a trip to Saaremaa for two people for one week costs on average €1,132 ($1,179). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Saaremaa for one week usually costs around €566 for one person. So, a trip to Saaremaa for two people costs around €1,132 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,264 in Saaremaa. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saaremaa can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Saaremaa? How much money do I need for Saaremaa?

How much does a trip to Saaremaa cost? Is Saaremaa expensive? The average Saaremaa trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Saaremaa prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Saaremaa
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Saaremaa is €29. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Saaremaa is €57.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Saaremaa

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Transportation Budget in Saaremaa
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saaremaa is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €38 per person, per day, on local transportation in Saaremaa.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Saaremaa
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Rental Cars in Saaremaa
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Saaremaa?

Typical prices for Transportation in Saaremaa are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Saaremaa, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Food Budget in Saaremaa
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  • While meal prices in Saaremaa can vary, the average cost of food in Saaremaa is €29 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saaremaa should cost around €12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saaremaa is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

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What did other people spend on Food in Saaremaa?

Typical prices for Food in Saaremaa are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Saaremaa, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Entertainment Budget in Saaremaa
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  • Entertainment and activities in Saaremaa typically cost an average of €17 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Saaremaa
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  • The average person spends about €9.14 on alcoholic beverages in Saaremaa per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Saaremaa On a Budget
Saaremaa Saaremaa, Estonia
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia and it has a unique and rural atmosphere that makes it an interesting place to visit. Saaremaa has remained rural and frozen in time due to its isolated location, particularly during Soviet occupation when it was used as a military base. The island still has working windmills, hand placed stone walls, and old stone churches that feel like you've stepped back in time.

Kuressaare is the area's capital, and the main town on the island of Saaremaa. The town itself has a recorded history back to 1381. Today it's a pleasant small town with a lovely market, some interesting restaurants, and a small beach. It's a great base for exploring the island of Saaremaa. The town also a nice castle with a moat, and a quaint residential area.

Most people travel to Saaremaa during the peak summer months when the weather is at its warmest. If you're going to be visiting town during this time it is best to make reservations in advance. Earlier or later in the season when the weather is not as pleasant, you will find the crowds less and the prices generally lower. Unfortunately, many places will be closed so you may struggle to find accommodation or restaurants to eat at. Many local residents have rooms available for rent and if the tourist crowds are not high you can easily negotiate a very cheap price. Most rooms come with a sauna, making for a very relaxing vacation. Many also have their own kitchen so you can head to the market and pick up some fresh seafood and then prepare your own meals.
Many of the sights on Saaremaa are found in the town of Kuressaare, but if you want to experience the real atmosphere for the island, you need to get into the countryside. There you will find windmills, old churches, agriculture, and a rural atmosphere unlike anywhere else.

Within the town of Kuressaare the main sights include the Kuressaare Castle and the Saaremaa Museum. Both are well worth a visit. Around the island of Saaremaa it is worth visiting several of the churches. Popular ones are Kihelkonna Church, Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Karja Church and Jamaja Church. Also go by the Angla Windmills, Loode Oak Forest, Asva Fortified Settlement, Bear Lake, the Kaali meteorite craters, Panga cliff, Pidula manor and Puhatu springs.
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2,673 square kilometers. The island's capital and main town is Kuressaare, which has about 15,000 residents. In total there are about 31,000 residents on the entire island. Although interesting landscapes, parks, and countryside are spread throughout the island, most visitors choose to stay in the town of Kuressaare, as this is where you will find most of the hotels and lodging options, restaurants, and transportation options.

There are several villages and national parks worth exploring on Saaremaa. Koguva Village on Muhu Island is the country's best preserved village. Vilsandi national park, along the western coast of the island is a popular destination if you are interested in birding. It's an international bird sanctuary with over 250 recorded bird species.

A popular festival is the Saaremaa Opera Days, which is held during the month of July.
Food and Dining
Most food options are found in the town of Kuressaare. If you're planning to explore the island for the day, it's best to pack a picnic meal, as your dining options will be very limited.

There's an outdoor market in the center of Saaremaa that is a great place to try some homemade specialties, especially the homemade smoked salmon. If you rent a room in someone's home, it will likely be equipped with a kitchen and you can pick up some local seafood at the market and prepare a meal that is delicious and affordable. There are also a handful of restaurants around town that serve up some great meals. Popular options include Restaurant Everest, Cafe Kessu, Diner Rehekook and Trahter Veski.

You can easily reach the town of Kuressaare by bus from Tallinn, but once you're on the island there is very limited public transportation. You really need access to your own car if you're hoping to explore the whole island. There are a couple of small places you can rent cars from. All cars are manual so it is important you be comfortable driving a manual car.

Because the island is relatively flat with almost no traffic, it's also a great place for biking. You can rent bicycles in Kurassaare for a reasonable price.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Rent a Car in Saaremaa Estonia

By wanderinggurl in Entertainment
Definitely rent a car in Saaremaa to explore the island. It's cheap and it's worth it. The buses on the island are slow and unreliable, and you'll be able to see so much more with your own transportation.

The Shoulder Season

By backpackguru
A great time to visit Kuressaare is in the mid to late spring. The weather will be warming up, but there will be almost no tourists. It'll still be to cold to enjoy the beach, but the town itself will be opening back up after a long winter. You can explore the island and have it essentially to yourself. Most of the restaurants will be open by that point, but there will be no crowds. The market will have many things again as well.

Before peak season you can also get great deals on rooms and apartments. Head to the tourist information center where they'll set you up with a place to stay. You can negotiate the price down dramatically and will likely have the place to yourself. You can even get a room in a house with a kitchen and sauna for an incredibly low price, so remember to negotiate.

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