Estonia is great for exploring the well-kept wildlife which is by now extinct in most other European countries.
In spring, western Estonia becomes a popular birdwatching destination, attracting curious binocular-equipped visitors from around the world standing around the coastline and forests observing the millions of birds who stop over on their journeys. Known as the fifth season, the high water in spring not only transforms the country's karst landscapes, but also those of Soomaa national park where you sometimes need a canoe not just to navigate your way through the forests and along the roads, but even to get into your own house.
No place in Estonia looks the same throughout the year. Summer transforms the winter wonderland into a lush summer paradise and is the perfect time for hiking and camping, canoeing and swimming in the country's coastal and inland waters. The many wild lakes, rivers and endless sandy seashores provide a wild twist to your traditional beach holiday.