Other information

Good to know:

  • Kihnu can be reached by a ferry from the Munalaiu port. Ferry schedules, bus information, and tickets are available at veeteed.com.
  • Kihnu does not have an ATM.
  • Kihnu's cafés are not opened all year round. Catering information is available at visitkihnu.ee
  • Kihnu port has an automatic petrol station where water dwellers can also gas up.
  • Kihnu has two grocery stores that are opened daily.
  • The best way to discover the island is by foot or bike.
  • There is an interactive tourist office at the port.

Numbers:

  • Emergency 112
  • Port captain 5332 8095
  • Kihnu Rural Municipality Government 4469910
  • Kihnu Post Office 5229458
  • Kihnu Museum 58188094
  • Kihnu Community Centre 5186819
  • Kihnu Health Centre 4469907
  • Kihnu School 4469933

Facts:

  • Kihnu is the biggest and the only independent island in the Gulf of Riga.
  • As of 1 January 2017, there are 701 people living in Kihnu.
  • There are four villages on the island: Lemsi, Roostiküla, Linaküla, Sääreküla.

Vocabulary:

  • maessakas – a person from the mainland
  • marguun – big storm, gale
  • maesõma kiel – Estonian language
  • aitima – thank you
  • odoma – to wait
  • jues – swan
  • kört – skirt of Kihnu traditional clothing
  • jõlus – beautiful
  • lie – sandy beach
  • mungapõlinõ – very old
  • ooma – to swim
  • puaek – lighthouse
  • troi– Kihnu man's knitted sweater
  • vesiaol – washed to the shore
  • vjõllõl – dead tired
  • õun – potato
  • ülge – seal
  • ubavus – pastime, entertainment
  • laod – islets
  • its – momentum