- Noarootsi Peninsula
Lonely Planet review for Noarootsi Peninsula
The Noarootsi Peninsula is 2km across the bay from Haapsalu but about 35km by road. Estonian Swedes lived here for several centuries before their exodus in 1944. There's an old church from the Swedish era at Hosby, a fine manor park at Pürksi and views to Haapsalu from the old village of Österby. One daily bus goes between Haapsalu and Österby via Pürksi, taking 1¼ hours.