Prangli island tour

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Prangli Island (also known as Wrangö) next to Tallinn is Estonia’s northernmost island with a year-round population, a centuries-old fishing village culture that has been preserved. The island is just the right size to cross it by bike in one day. There you will find beautiful nature, the only public natural gas tap in Estonia, a lighthouse, boulders, and many historically interesting places. Of course, you can also enjoy a sea trip to the island and back. See more in the “What to expect” section.

The hike can be done in three variants:
* participate in our planned guided hike at specific times
* order a guided hike for your group for a time that suits you (up to 80 in)
* complete the trail independently as a self-guided hike by following the trail using GPS (2-9 in)

The tour includes:

  • Hiking guide/in the case of a self-guided hike, an electronic hiking guide GPS
  • Electric Fatbike mountain bike or mountain scooter
  • Safe and comfortable Cube bike helmet
  • In case of bad weather, a raincoat
  • A light sweet bite on a planned trip
  • A bike lamp for evening hikes

The starting point of the hike: Leppneeme harbor
Parking: in the parking lot of the port of Leppneeme
Duration: day
Track length: approx. 20 km
Who is it for? For everyone from 12 years of age / height at least 155 cm. Athletic training is not necessary
What bike? Electric mountain bike or electric mountain scooter (make a choice when booking)
What to wear? Closed, comfortable shoes and layered clothing appropriate for the weather

What to expect

During the hike we will see the following points of interest:

Port of Kelnas
The port of Kelnas on Prangli Island is located on the north shore of the island and has turned from a former fishing port into a port of interest, where it is easy to come with your boat. The port can receive ships with a length of up to 25 m and a draft of up to 2.5 m with advance notice. There is also a gas station in the port.

Eestiranna cemetery and memorial

In the summer of 1941, the cargo steamer Eestirand was bombed by the Germans near the island of Prangli. The ship was on its way to Kroonlinna, and there were estimated to be more than 3,000 men on board, according to some reports, around 5,000, who were assigned to the mobilization of the Red Army.

The bombs hit the ship, one bomb exploded in the hold and the other under the bottom of the ship. The ship began to slowly sink, panic arose and some of the men jumped into the water. In the end, however, the ship did not sink, the captain was able to guide it to the ground near the island. However, over 200 men lost their lives during the events.
The dead, who were given up by the sea, were buried in a mass grave (called the Estonian beach cemetery) on the Vanakabel cape on the island of Prangli, and a memorial has been erected to commemorate the event.

Prangli lighthouses
There are two lighthouses on Prangli. The Pakri North-west lighthouse, a powerful stone building, was built in 1960. The second guide to the lighthouses is located in the south-east part of the island – this is the south-east fire tank of Prangli

Prangli Laurentsius Church and cemetery

Prangli Laurentius Church
is one of the smallest wooden churches in Estonia, which was completed in 1848. Presumably, there was a chapel on the same spot a few centuries earlier, which, according to legend, was built by Finnish sealers who got into trouble at sea. There is also an old cemetery in the churchyard

The remains of a German plane
The remains of a German plane are located a little further from the Eestiranna cemetery. In 1944, battles took place over the island. The plane crashed, but the pilot survived. The local people took her to the mainland by boat, in return they received parachute silk, from which the local girls could sew their wedding dresses

Wandering boulders
There are many boulders on the island. The most famous of them are Kotkakivi near the lighthouse (named after eagles used to land there) and Punane kivi (circumference of 31 m), the legend of which says that women who slide from this rock should soon become pregnant.

Prangli People’s House
It was built in 1954 and is located in the village of Idaotsa on the island. In this building, various joint events are held, interest groups, a post office and a library operate.

Prangli primary school
There is a school on the island, where at the moment there are more teachers than students. Education began in the Uustalu farm already in 1869, the school building was completed in 1900.

Prangli gas lamp
In 1924, the search for oil began in Prangli, but in the process, a natural gas deposit was discovered, which still secretes gas to this day. It was thought that the island holds large gas reserves and a gas well was built, but the initial estimates were not correct and this business was left unfinished.

Interesting fact: Prangli island also has an anthem, the words and tune of which were written by a local man, Einart Tammsaar.

Additional options

We are also happy to organize a full event solution. Additional options for the bike tour:

* Hiking soup
* Prangli Resto
* Cafe Roheline luuk
* Sadamakuur

* You can also get a quick boost from your local store

Entertainment and culture
* various events and summer theaters

Sauna and relaxation:

*Prangli Camping
*Prangli port accommodation
*Prangli Resto campsites
*Loodusenergia holiday house



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