Clean and calm
Some Estonian regions are home to just 6.5 people per square kilometer, and it’s easy to find peace and quiet, a scarce commodity in other parts of the world. This makes Estonia the perfect place to go for silent tourism, which is growing in popularity worldwide. The tap water is safe to drink everywhere. In terms of air quality, Estonia ranks among the top in Europe.
Relaxing Natural beauty
Half of the country is covered with forests, about 20% with national parks. There are more than 2,000 km of hiking trails, many of them in picturesque bogs. Walk across the dramatic limestone cliffs of northern Estonia or the lake-studded hills of southern Estonia. Enjoy yachting and bird watching along nearly 3,800 km of coastline with over 2,000 islands and beautiful sandy beaches.
Rich in history
Estonia is the perfect place for history lovers, as visitors have not always come to Estonia with just a camera. It has been ruled in turns by the Danes, Germans, Poles, Swedes, and Russians. This history can be seen not only in museums, but also in the country’s diverse architecture, and can be heard in legends and stories.
Tallinn’s medieval Old Town, Kihnu Island’s ancient culture, Võrumaa’s smoke sauna traditions, the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, and the Seto Leelo singing tradition have all been recognized by UNESCO as cultural treasures.
Today’s Estonian food is characterized by a fusion of gastronomic trends and old traditions. Little breweries, cosy cafes and home restaurants together with Scandinavian top cuisine offer seasonal organically grown food and make a trip to Estonia a true culinary adventure.
“Estonia’s gastronomic scene – which is still somewhat unknown to most – is blessed with strong culinary traditions inspired by many different influences, but a new breed of forward-thinking chefs is now also applying a more modern approach to honouring their country’s culinary heritage,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.
Over 200 festivals and major events take place in Estonia every year – covering music, film, art, folklore, and sports. It is enough to fill the entire calendar, not to mention different venues – islands, bogs, lakes, and open fields.
Easy to visit
Estonia is a safe destination that is easy to reach from any place in the world. The capital Tallinn is a four-hour drive from Riga and the Finnish capital Helsinki is 80 km away and can be reached in less than two hours by fast ferry. Tallinn’s Airport is very close to the city center and is served by a regular tram that will take you downtown within 10 minutes.
Sepise 7, Tallinn, Tallinn, EstoniaTel