Located in the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, Estonia is a small undiscovered country covered in forest and boasting beautiful beaches, historical sights, cultural richness and an incredible food scene. 

Why Visit Estonia

HISTORY

Estonia has a rich history, being occupied by the Germans, the Danes, the Swedes and the soviets until it finally gained its independence in 1991. You can experience its through its many museums and historical sights and villages, the perfect destination for a cultural getaway. 

NATURE

Estonia is literally, covered in nature. At least 50% of its land is made up by forest, with five national parks and several other natural reserves and protected areas. But there is more than that. The country is home to beautiful sandy beaches, with over 1500 islands, offering many water activities to enjoy.

CULTURAL RICHNESS

Thanks to its rich history, Estonia has an interesting mix between the folklore traditions of its ethnic minorities with its medieval and nordic influences, creating a colorful cultural scene and a beautiful contrast of time periods.

FOOD

Estonia has a growing foodie scene, offering incredible Michelin stars restaurants without the price tag, boosting fresh ingredients with delicious flavors. 

AFFORDABLE

Compared to other European countries, and especially to its Scandinavian neighbours, Estonia is very affordable. Everything from accommodations to fancy restaurants, in here your money will go further. 

Located in the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, Estonia is a small undiscovered country covered in forest and boasting beautiful beaches, historical sights, cultural richness and an incredible food scene. 

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Why Visit Estonia

HISTORY

Estonia has a rich history, being occupied by the Germans, the Danes, the Swedes and the soviets until it finally gained its independence in 1991. You can experience its past through its many museums and historical sights and villages, the perfect destination for a cultural getaway. 

NATURE

Estonia is literally, covered in nature. At least 50% of its land is made up by forest, with five national parks and several other natural reserves and protected areas. But there is more than that. The country is home to beautiful sandy beaches, with over 1500 islands, offering many water activities to enjoy.

CULTURAL RICHNESS

Thanks to its rich history, Estonia has an interesting mix between the folklore traditions of its ethnic minorities with its medieval and nordic influences, creating a colorful cultural scene and a beautiful contrast of time periods.

FOOD

Estonia has a growing foodie scene, offering incredible Michelin stars restaurants without the price tag, boosting fresh ingredients with delicious flavors. 

AFFORDABLE

Compared to other European countries, and especially to its Scandinavian neighbours, Estonia is very affordable. Everything from accommodations to fancy restaurants, in here your money will go further. 

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Estonian is the official language in Estonia, however, there are 109 other languages spoken in the country, including russian, ukrainian, belarusian, finnish and latvian. English is widely spoken in the country as well, especially in Tallinn. 

ELECTRICITY

In Estonia the standard voltage is 230V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

Euro is the official currency in Estonia. Other foreign currencies, like dollars, might be accepted at tourist attractions and hotels, but they won’t be accepted at other establishments. Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can exchange your money at any bank.. 1 USD equals 0.89 euros (as of 2020).

CLIMATE

Estonia has a temperate-continental climate with 4 seasons, characterized by warm summers and fairly severe winters. The average annual temperature is 41.4 °F (5.2 °C ).

SAFETY

Estonia is very safe, with low crime rates. Even petty crime, such as pickpocketing, is not common. However, crime rates might shift a little in Tallinn. Be cautious and use your common sense.

How to get around Estonia

By plane

Estonia is a small country and domestic flights are not common. There are private charter flights available, and a route between Tallinn and Kardla.

By Car

Driving in Estonia is by far the best way to experience the country, as it is fairly small and the roads are in very good condition. All the major rental companies can be found in Tallinn and all the biggest cities, including some local companies as well.

By Bus

Estonia has a long and reliable network of regional buses connecting pretty much every town and village in the country with the big cities. Fares are affordable. 

By Taxi

Taxis are widely available in big cities and towns, and prices will need to be negotiated in advance. Taxi apps like Uber, Taxify and Yandex are available as well.  

By Train

Estonia has a decent rail network, connecting Tallinn with many destination in the country, including Parnu, Viljandi, Valga, Narva and Tartu. 

By Boat

Ferries are available, offering routes between mainland Estonia and the several islands including Saarema, Muhumaa, Hiiumaa, Kihnu, Manilaid, Ruhnu and Vormsi.

By Public Transportation

Pretty much every city in Estonia is small enough that can be walked by foot. However, the public transportation is really good, offering reliable and inexpensive services to move around, served by buses, trolleybuses and trams. 


Visa Policy

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu.

Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.


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