• Finland is a short hop across the sea – just 80 km away.
  • There are ferries to Tallinn from Helsinki (Finland) or Stockholm (Sweden).
  • Estonia is in the Schengen Area, so we have open borders with the rest of Europe.
  • Brits, Americans, Canadians and Australians can also enter Estonia visa-free.
  • Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, named after our President, has direct flights all over Europe.
  • Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark or Holland.
  • The Estonian language s a finno-ugric language - resembles most to Finnish and is different from Latvian and Russian language.   
  • Everyone in tourism speaks good English and often German, Finnish, Russian and Swedish too!
  • Estonia was occupied by the Soviets for decades but Estonia sees itself as more influenced by Nordic tastes and traditions - Scandinavia with a twist.
  • Occupation by Germans, Swedes and Russians has influenced the architecture of cathedrals, cobbled streets, manor houses and palaces.
  • Great food is everywhere and you can even eat marinated bear here!
  • In winter it gets very cold and we get plenty of beautiful snow. No, there are no polar bears in Estonia.
  • Roads are traffic jam free. NB! Reflectors are mandatory for pedestrians and cyclists at all times! 
  • Estonia is almost 50% forest.
  • Tallinn is our medieval capital and by far the biggest city, with a population of around 400,000.
  • In 2011 Tallinn was the European Capital of Culture.
  • Tartu, with 100,000 people, is our young yet timeless university town.
  • Estonia has over 1,500 islands.