Tallinn - Tel Aviv of Northern Europe

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Source: Toomas Tuul

Tallinn - Tel Aviv of Northern Europe

Did you know that Tel Aviv has a kindred city in Northern Europe? You only need to replace one letter in "I ❤️ TLV" to figure out what it is. TLL. Yes. Tallinn. Let's take a closer look at the city that seems so similar, yet so different.

Tallinn is a compact seaside city

With a population of a bit over 430k, Tallinn is the same size as Tel Aviv - big enough to have fun and small enough to feel cosy.

Photo by: Kaupo Kalda

Tallinn has the best preserved medieval old town in Northern Europe

It takes you back in time like Neve Tzedek or Jaffa and almost feels like you're walking in a fairytale.

Photo by: Kaupo Kalda

Tallinn has a thriving startup scene and is often named the Silicon Valley of Europe

We know Tel Aviv has quite an impressive data on this field as well, so it says quite a bit about the mindset of both cities, don't you think?

Photo by: Kaupo Kalda

Kalamaja neighbourhood in Tallinn is listed among the coolest neighbourhoods in the world

Just like Florentin in Tel Aviv. There are quite a few hip and trendy areas in town that feel entirely different from the old town.

Photo by: Siiri Kumari

Tallinn is in the same exact time zone as Tel Aviv

Digital nomads often stay here for longer, just because Tallinn happens to be the best destination for remote work in 2021. Also, as Estonia has one of the most advanced digital societies in the world, you never have to spend hours at some משרד because of bureaucracy.

Photo by: Sven Zacek

If you're keen to find out more about what Tallinn is like, then check out this table that compares Tel Aviv to Tallinn in various categories.

Do I need a visa to come to Estonia from Israel? No. You can stay here for up to 90 days with no visa. If you happen to fall in love with Estonia and want to stay for longer, you can apply for our Digital Nomad Visa.

What are the travel restrictions in terms of covid? You can check the latest information on the website of our Minsitry of Foreign Affairs. Israel is in the list of countries outside the European Union from which it is possible to travel to Estonia, including for tourism.

- There is no restricition of movement or Covid testing for anyone who has undergone COVID-19 vaccination and no more than six months have passed since its completion.
- There is no restriction of movement or Covid testing for people who have recovered from COVID-19 and no more than six months have passed since they have been declared cured.