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The name means 'shed', but this delightful harbourside restaurant easily confounds any low expectations that name sets. Smoking its own fish, welcoming guests into an eclectically stylish 'beach shack' dining...

Museum in Kärdla

Long House

Built in the 1830s, this handsome, 60m-long timber house once lodged the directors of the Hiiu-Kärdla textile factory, burnt out in WWII. It's now perhaps the best of the four scattered branches of the Hiiumaa...

European in Kärdla

Linnumäe Puhkekeskus

Technically in Linnumäe, a village blending into the southeastern approach to Kärdla, this restaurant-bar is a cut above the typical roadside joint. Big on BBQ, baby-back ribs, grilled chicken and other meaty...

Club in Kärdla


This imposing, A-framed wooden establishment overlooking Kärdla Beach is a daytime cafe and night-time club. The food isn’t memorable, but on Fridays and Saturdays in summer around 300 people descend to party to...

Beach in Kärdla

Kärdla Beach

While not spectacular, Kärdla’s extremely shallow beach is pleasant enough, with a mixed sand-and-grass shoreline edged by Rannapark. This expanse of lawns and forest was partly built on the site of a Swedish...

Cafe in Kärdla

Gahwa Cafe

A pretty pit stop with indoor and outdoor seating, this cafe offers light meals such as soup or quiche. Make sure you save room for the sensational chocolate cake.