We are excited for your trip to Estonia and truly hope you’ll get to experience every detail of our small and friendly country has to offer. Estonia is a real treat for busy city dwellers looking to stretch out their limbs and breathe in a lung-full of the world’s cleanest air (according to WHO 2011 report).
Cool facts about Estonia
- Estonia connects the dots between Scandinavia, Central Europe and what lies to the east.
- Estonia’s capital Tallinn is the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe.
- Estonia speaks Estonian…as well as English, Russian, Finnish and German.
- Estonia is about 50% forest.
- Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark and Holland.
- Estonia has over 2000 islands.
- Estonian Song Celebration dates back to 1869, attracting thousands of singers in every 5 years.
- Estonia is one of the least religious countries in the world.
- Estonia is a digital society.
Getting to Estonia
Travelling to Estonia is easy, you can arrive here by plane, train, car or boat (ferries and cruises). As a member of European Union and Schengen area, Estonia is easily accessible to anyone looking to travel over from Europe.
Citizens from EU, USA, New Zealand, Canada and Australia do not need a visa to enter the country and you also do not need one, if you are travelling with a Schengen visa. Check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website if you are in any doubt. It is always up to date with visa information and gives details of Estonian embassies abroad where they can be obtained.
Photo by Tõnu Tunnel
Where to go?
In Estonia you can visit Tallinn of course which is the capital city. It is a perfect destination if you want to combine the comforts of modern world, versatile nightlife and luxurious adventures with rich cultural scene in the local historical setting.
Further you can explore the various parts of Estonia. Forests, wildlife, historical towns and fishermen villages surrounding the compact capital city Tallinn is what North Estonia is most appreciated for. Deep blue lakes hidden between rolling hills and valleys is what makes South Estonia a popular nature getaway destination.
Western part of Estonia are surrounded by the Baltic Sea. Here the coastline is peppered with beaches, small seaside villages and holiday resorts with numerous spas. From unspoilt beaches, yacht marinas and larger ports, there are many ways to arrive here and heaps of things to do.
Then there are islands of course that offer an enormous amount of charm and ancient history, with the most popular Estonian islands being Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Kihnu, Ruhnu and Vormsi. Most Estonian islands are located a short ferry ride from the country’s western coast.
Where to stay?
Estonia offers a large variety of accommodations. You can find luxurious manors and modern world class hotel as also modest motels on budget.
Find your perfect place to stay.
Photo by Renee Altrov
Where to eat?
Good food is always an experience – a feast for taste buds and joy from enjoying one’s company during a meal. However, there’s a growing number of places popping up in Estonia that offer more than just great food. New and original restaurants pop up regularly in local towns, seaside villages and even in the middle of the forest.
Visit, see and experience Estonian restaurants.