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Saaremaa, Saaremaa, Estonia

How much does it cost to travel to Saaremaa?

You should plan to spend around $109 (€101) per day on your vacation in Saaremaa. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (€37) on meals
  • $51 (€47) on local transportation
  • $77 (€71) on hotels

A one week trip to Saaremaa for two people costs, on average, $1,533 (€1,415). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $109
    101
  • One Week Per person
    $766
    707
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,533
    1,415
  • One Month Per person
    $3,285
    3,032
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,533
    1,415
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,066
    2,830
  • One Month For a couple
    $6,570
    6,064
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saaremaa cost?

A one week trip to Saaremaa usually costs around $766 (€707) for one person and $1,533 (€1,415) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saaremaa on average costs around $1,533 (€1,415) for one person and $3,066 (€2,830) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saaremaa on average costs around $3,285 (€3,032) for one person and $6,570 (€6,064) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saaremaa has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saaremaa expensive to visit?

Prices in Saaremaa are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Saaremaa is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Volterra or Cork.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saaremaa Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saaremaa?

The average Saaremaa trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saaremaa travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.



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Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 71 ($77)
Local Transportation 1 47 ($51)
Food 2 37 ($40)
Entertainment 1 21 ($22)
Alcohol 2 6 - 17 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Saaremaa
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saaremaa is $39 (€36). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saaremaa is $77 (€71). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $39
    36
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $77
    71

Hotel Prices in Saaremaa

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Transportation Budget in Saaremaa
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saaremaa is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $51 (€47) per person, per day, on local transportation in Saaremaa.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $51
    47


Flights to Saaremaa
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Rental Cars in Saaremaa
The price of renting a car in Saaremaa will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.


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 and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Rental Car and Gas for a Day
    34


Food Budget in Saaremaa
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Saaremaa can vary, the average cost of food in Saaremaa is $40 (€37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saaremaa should cost around $16 (€15) 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.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $40
    37

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 and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Salmon
    1.28


Entertainment Budget in Saaremaa
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Saaremaa typically cost an average of $22 (€21) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $22
    21


Alcohol Budget in Saaremaa
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $12 (€11) 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
    $12
    11


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.
Sights
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.
Neighborhoods
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.

Activities
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.

Transportation
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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.