Day trip

Naissaar: Lighthouse and Fortress Military Vehicle Tour

4.5 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Sunlines Cruises

Naissaar: Lighthouse and Fortress Military Vehicle Tour

Activity provider: Sunlines Cruises

From US$ 63.71 per person

Enjoy an exciting sea voyage to Naissaar Island, a military truck ride, stunning lighthouse views, overgrown fortress ruins, and a nature walk in the primeval forest. Take a totally unique cultural journey into Estonia's storied past.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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English, Estonian, Finnish, Russian
Audio guide included
English, Estonian, Finnish


  • Admire views from a lighthouse
  • Walk in a lush forest
  • Enjoy a 3-hour tour with audioguide
  • Dine on lunch and a coffee
  • Take in spectacular views whilst on a boat
Full description

Start your day of adventure by departing from the historic Lennusadam Port. From here, you will hop aboard your boat and enjoy a 1-hour, scenic boat voyage. Take in the great views of Katherina Keys, Bald Island, and Midshallows Lighthouse.

Upon arrival on the Island, you will take a tour on a military truck safari. You will also enjoy a 1.5km walk. Visit the towering lighthouse and admire beautiful views of Tallinn across the water. Follow your trip to the lighthouse with a trek through the wild forest trails. Here you will be able to see the ruins of the Peter The Great Fortress, overgrown with lush vegetation. Then, take a break from your adventure for a nice and relaxing trip to a beautiful sandy beach. 

End your trip with lunch and a scenic voyage back to the port.

  • Two-way ferry ticket
  • Island visitor fee
  • Printed tour information
  • Tour with military vehicle
  • Pass to Lighthouse observation deck
  • Lunch
  • GPS-based navigator audioguide
  • Ride with narrow gauge railway (additional ticket available on site)
  • Hotel pick-up
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Pier #A3, Lennusadam (Seaplane Museum Harbor), Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn. You must check in 15 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  Dietary options available with advance notification
  •  Tour involves 1.5km walk on a forest path and a climb to the lighthouse observation deck (No elevator)
  • Outdoor clothing and hiking footwear recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 10 reviews

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The visit to the island is quite good, it is worth going and paying to go up to the lighthouse and down to the tunnels and underground batteries. In addition, today there is nothing crowded with tourists, which makes it a somewhat unique experience. However, these guided tours are only in English or Russian, and let's say that they are very chaotic in English, so if you don't master it well, you miss the visit completely. Another thing to improve is that they could explain a little how the day will go, because they hardly tell you anything and you discover "on the way". As far as the food they offer is not bad, but it is not a big deal either. If there is an option without lunch, better bring it.

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August 20, 2019

All good, but little action. We expected more dynamics, drive. We waited an extra hour in the ship on the way back, while other groups waited. The buffet is ideal to combine in time at the same time as swimming backwards. The lighthouse, riding in the military is a plus. "Catacombs and Caves" are just abandoned rooms underground - not impressive.

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May 25, 2019

Absolutely fascinating

The old fortress guntower underground turning mechanism is truly amazing to see, as well the majestic buildings themselves captured in time and overgrown by forest. Really should spend more time there. Lighthouse observation deck provides marvellous views, quite exhausting 207 steps though. Ride with old military vehicle is fun.

June 7, 2019

Product ID: 204091