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JAALACRUISE TO SÕRU HISTORIC SHIP RESTORATION CENTER

Three-day trip from the ancient bishop's town Haapsalu to the Sõru Historic Ship Restoration Center on Hiiumaa island is a real treat for history and nature fan. In Haapsalu the group will get an overview of the history of the coastal swedes and the builidng of jaala. The main part of the day will be spent sailing towards Hiiumaa, speaking about history and observing the beautiful nature of Estonian islets. The night will be spent in Sõru, where next morning we can visit the Sea Museum and the restoration works of the oldest preserved historic ship in Estonia “Ernst Jaakson” in Sõru port, where guests can bother the shipwrights with questions and take part in the various traditional blacksmith's and carpenter's works themselves. In the afternoon it is possible to take a guided tour to get to know Hiiumaa and local life a little closer. The journey back will start on the third morning. In Haapsalu it is possible to get to know the bishops castle and the town on your own.

Price: Package price 4600 EEK.- one day/ 8050 EEK.- two days/ 10 925.- EEK three days
Includes: Jaala cruise with guide.
For extra charge: Services of a local guide in Hiiumaa, catering, accommodation, museum fees in Haapsalu and Hiiumaa.
To take with you: Appropriate clothes.
Group size: up to 15 people
Duration: 3 days
Time: on prior agreement
Starting point: Haapsalu

Additional information:  Alar Schönberg
                                           alar.schonberg@mail.ee
                                           www.vikan.ee
                                           +372 527 9641


JAALA TRIP TO THE ANCIENT REGIONS OF THE ESTONIAN SWEDES

Guests are welcome to come and get acquainted with the history and cultural heritage of one of the most interesting minoritites in Estonia – the Estonian Swedes (also known as the Coastal Swedes). The trip begins in the Aiboland Museum in Haapsalu, where we talk about the history of the coastal swedes, how they ended up in Estonia centuries ago, what did they do for living and what an interesting culture they left behind when they left Estonia before the Second World War. In the museum you can also get to know the jaala and how the coastal swedes used it for trading trips and seal hunting. When the local landlords were too strict with these farmers living according to their own Swedish law, they even used the jaala to sail to the Swedish king to ask for their privileges. This time we will not sail so far, but instead to the Väinameri Sea between the Estonian islands and coast to visit the numerous islands until recently inhabited by the coastal swedes. According to the groups wishes it is possible to sail to Vormsi or Osmussaar, if you prefer shorter trips the captain can take you to Noarootsi peninsula.

Price: Package price 4600 EEK.- one day/ 8050 EEK.- two days/ 10 925.- EEK three days
Includes: Jaala rent and guide’s services
For extra charge: catering, accommodation, local guide’s services in Hiiumaa
To take with you: Appropriate clothing.
Group size: up to 15 people
Duration: 1-3 days
Time: according to prior agreement
Starting point: Haapsalu

Additional information:  Alar Schönberg
                                           alar.schonberg@mail.ee
                                           www.vikan.ee
                                           +372 527 9641




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