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Muhu Island: An Oasis of Estonian Tradition

Get a virtual tour of Estonia’s Muhu Island with local Katrin Turr. Take a ferry ride across Suur Strait & be transported to thatched roofs, Neo-Gothic manors & Medieval churches. Experience of the legacy of Russian influence: the motivation of medals, Orthodoxy Christianity, young communist league & missile silos. Koguva’s ethnographic museum highlights daily life in the 19th century: farmhouse, costumes & writer Juhan Smuul.

Muhu Island: An Oasis of Estonian Tradition

Estonia's Saaremaa Island a Window into Deep History & Singing Revolution

Make a sightseeing circuit around Estonia’s biggest island of Saaremaa! Visit the ruins of a Maasi fortress; Karja Church, famous for its Middle Age decorative elements; five Angla windmills; spa town of Kuressaare. Connect with the area’s history though a moving account of a celebration of Estonia’s independence from the Soviet Union at St. Peter’s Church in Kaarma.

Estonia's Saaremaa Island a Window into Deep History & Singing Revolution

The Traditions of Estonia's Seto People: Handicrafts, Wedding Customs & Kingdom Days

Fascinated by the world's cultural traditions? The Seto people are an ethnic minority whose land spans the southeastern Estonia and Russian borders. The Seto have incredibly rich customs that include brightly-patterned costumes, elaborate wedding traditions, their very own 'Kingdom' and spectacular festivals. Yet being a border culture presents complex challenges. Expand your horizons and learn about the Seto!

The Traditions of Estonia's Seto People: Handicrafts, Wedding Customs & Kingdom Days