RMK invites you to Vilsandi National Park to celebrate the anniversary of nature conservation in Estonia 16.07

Pre-registration has begun for the third event this summer in RMK’s series of hiking and musical events – a nature hike followed by a concert by Riho Sibul in Vilsandi National Park in Saaremaa on 14th August. Hikes, workshops, an opportunity to enjoy music, transport by coach, and a provided meal are free for attendees; however, advance registration on RMK’s webpage at www.rmk.ee/loodusegakoos is required.

This time, RMK’s hiking and musical event is being held in Vilsandi, the cradle of Estonian nature conservation, as it was the establishment of the Vaika Bird Sanctuary, a constituent of Vilsandi National Park, on 14th August 1919 that is regarded as the birth of nature conservation in Estonia.

The day will begin with guided hikes, with the option to hike on foot or travel by boat or bus. At the workshops at the Vilsandi National Park Centre at Loona, you will be able to craft wooden spoons, whistles, and mementos characteristic of Saaremaa, test your knowledge of the forest and explore Loona Manor and its courtyard.

In the afternoon, at 5 pm, a relaxed concert will be held in the courtyard of Loona Manor, with performances by Riho Sibul, Jaak Tuksam, and UMA (Aleksei Saks and Robert Jürjendal) as well as Erko Niit, Laura Junson and Kristjan Mazurtšak.

Just as at RMK’s other nature centres, you will also be treated to birthday cake in Vilsandi, made according to an entry in the 100 Cake Recipes competition. In addition, all hikers will be served with a free lunch.

For convenient travel to the location, special coaches for hiking and music lovers will operate from Kuressaare, Kuivastu, Kärdla, Haapsalu, Pärnu and Tallinn. Detailed information on timetables is available on RMK’s homepage.

RMK is celebrating the 100th anniversary of nature conservation in Estonia with a series of hiking and musical events and several competitions. Hiking and musical events will be held in Estonia’s 5 national parks. They have been held already in Soomaa and Matsalu, which were attended by a total of approximately 1,500 people. In autumn, analogous events will be held in Lahemaa on 18th September and in Karula National Park on 28th November. On each occasion, Riho Sibul’s guests will feature new musical friends.


Further information:


Marge Rammo
Head, Nature Management Department, RMK Telephone: 513 7035
E-post: marge.rammo@rmk.ee