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Estonia Travel

A small and pretty country that's perfect for the sports enthusiast and backpacker. Estonia lies in the Baltic region of northern Europe.

Estonia sightseeing

Tallinin is the capital city, a medieval mixture of turrets, walls and winding streets. Popular sights in the Old Town are the Dominican Monastery (founded in 1246), Toompea Castle and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It's also possible to walk around the walls and fortifications. You can also take a tour by guided bus or horse-drawn carriage. Tallinin though is not stuck in the past. It's also a highly developed modern port city, with many museums, galleries, cafes and entertainment attractions. Nearby, Pirita Beach has excellent views of the Gulf of Finland.

Tartu is the country's second city. There's a relaxed, chilled-out vibe to the place. It's also one of the oldest university towns in Europe.

Estonia Travel

There's loads to do outdoors and opportunities for water activities are limitless. The country has almost two and a half thousand lakes, twelve thousand rivers and hundreds of kilometres of beaches. The beaches of Pärnu are favourites of Scandinavians; they're pristine. There are also many games and entertainments here. The first spa opened in this area in the early 19 th century and many more spas and sanatoriums have sprouted over the years.

More than a third of the Estonia is covered in forests, all begging to be explored.

Estonia transport

There are direct flights between Tallinn and several European cities, including Copenhagen, Helsinki, Kiev, London, Minsk, and Moscow. There's also a daily train between Moscow and Tallinn and an efficient ferry service between Estonia and Finland, Sweden or Germany. Inside the country cars are the best way to get around as generally the roads are good. There are domestic flights which are reasonably cheap, and good public transport in the main cities and towns.

Estonia climate

Estonia has a temperate climate, with warm summers and severe winters.

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