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Welcome to Estonia

A country of over 2000 islands, 1.3 million people, abundant nature and a rich history. Although it is the smallest of the Baltic countries, Estonia makes its presence felt. Estonia is known for magnificent castles, pristine islands and a cosmopolitan capital amid medieval splendour. It's no wonder Estonia is no longer Europe's best-kept secret.

Estonia – where urbanity and wilderness meet

Come, See and Discover Estonia, an irresistible mix of Eastern European and Nordic flavours. Estonia’s vast and diverse forests takes up almost half of the country and provide plenty of elbow room, quaint villages evoke a timeless sense of history and uplifting song festivals celebrate age-old traditions. You can experience unspoilt seaside or windswept island solitude, while still enjoying the comforts of a thoroughly modern, e-savvy country. Its wonderfully preserved medieval capital is the icing on the cake.

Practical Information

This information can be useful when traveling to this beautiful country

Climate
Estonia benefits from a temperate climate due to its location near the Baltic Sea. In the summer temperatures can reach 30°C and visitors can experience “white nights” due to the many hours of daylight. Rain and snow is very likely in the winter.
Public Transport
Tallinn offers good public transport operating from 05:00 to 23:00, but the city is very easy to see by foot.
Internet
Estonia is an e-country, so Wi-Fi is available in parks, squares, pubs, cafés, restaurants, airports, trains and bus stations. Sometimes it is even possible to connect to internet in forest or on beaches.
Money
Estonia’s previous currency was “Kroon” until it was replaced by the Euro in 2011.
Shopping
Tallinn’s Old Town is home to souvenir, antique and speciality stores while the boutiques showcase rising Estonian designers. The contrast between centuries-old artisan traditions and modern elements is what makes the capital so interesting.
VAT-refunds
Citizens and residents of a country outside the EU can claim a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund when shopping in stores with “tax free shopping” signs. A minimum purchase per shop is required. When approaching the refund point, please make sure that you have the following with you: Your goods, your Global Blue tax-free form and your passport/ID

Did You Know?

This information can be useful when traveling to this beautiful country

Estonians consider sauna as an important part of their social culture. Their saying is: “Most wars could be avoided if people went to the sauna together.
The official language is Estonian while most people also speak English. Some often speak German, Finnish, Russian and Swedish!
Estonia has one of the biggest collections of folk songs in the world, with written records of 133,000 folk songs.
The country has more than one capital! Tartu is the “cultural capital” while Pärnu is known as the “summer capital”. The official capital remains Tallinn.
Nearly 50% of Estonia is forest. The forest has always been important place for Estonian people - it was believed to be a sacred place in Estonia’s primeval religion.
Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.
Estonia is among the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.
Munamägi (Egg Mountain) is the highest point (318 m) in Estonia and also the highest point in the entire Baltic region.

Activities

Estonian Open Air Museum

See how families from different strata of society lived in the 18-20th centuries. The interactive museum consists of 14 farms and brings history alive through various workshops.

Christmas Markets

Nothing gets you into the Christmas spirit quite like a Baltic Christmas Market. Stroll around beneath the Christmas lights and enjoy festive treats such as mulled wine.

Kadrioru Art Museum

The Kadrioru Park in Estonia offers not only a beautiful castle and nice garden area but also the Kadrioru Art Museum amongst other cultural offering.

KGB Museum

Discover the history of the Sowjetunion's security agency and its victims on a guided tour through the former KGB headquarters.

Jägala Waterfall

Explore the widest natural waterfall in Estonia near the Gulf of Finland. In winter it transforms into a dramatic frozen wall, which is a treat to behold.

Hot Air Balloon ride

Admire beautiful landscapes from above on an iconic Hot Air Balloon ride. The sky's the limit!

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