Photo: Julia Kivelä
Forests, wildlife, historical towns and fishermen villages surrounding the compact capital city Tallinn is what North Estonia is most appreciated for.
North Estonia has something for everyone, from 20th century military history, to medieval forts, to romantic manors. Pine tree groves surrounding long sandy beaches nearby parks and wilderness provide a quick nature getaway from Tallinn all year round.
Here you can enjoy long scenic coastal walks admiring northern Estonia’s limestone cliff lining that hides sediments and fossils dating back millions of years. Moreover, a short hop on a boat during the summer season will open a door to the tiny rural islands hiding off the northern coast.
On 24 February of this year, the Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
From saunas to workshops, here are ten activity ideas for when the weather's bad outside and you'd rather stay cosy indoors.