Abruka Island (area 8.8 km²) is located on the southern shore of Saaremaa, at 4 km’s distance from Roomassaare. This scenic island has an ancient, lush and diverse broad-leaved forest, which is rare in Estonia and has ferns taller than man. Abruka also has a bird observation tower, which allows to observe the life of sea birds and sea-eagles. The recently opened museum gives a good overview of the island’s daily life through the ages. Abruka also has a library, which has consistently operated since 1928.