From the moment you arrive at Tallinn airport you quickly realise that Tallinn has no ordinary airport and that Estonia is no ordinary country. It’s unique. Let’s find out why Estonia should be your next travel destination

 

Why Estonia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination ?

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Wandering around the Airport terminal building you will be delighted to find world first innovations such as the Skype phone booth, sleeping pods, a business card exchange board and airport library.

Even the lounge seats upholstered in the fabrics of the Estonian national costume have their own unique quality.

 

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES IN TALLINN, ESTONIA

 

 

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Estonia

 

Estonia is a modern Northern European country located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland.

Estonia shares borders with Latvia and Russia.

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Estonia is a modern Northern European country located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland and bordering Latvia and Russia.

Its Scandinavian and Baltic neighbours have known for years what a gem this country is which is why they continue to visit Estonia time and time again.

Over the past twenty-five years, and the last ten in particular, Estonia has emerged as one of the world’s most dynamic and modern free-market economies.

Its efficient government, flat tax structure and pioneering e-services have made Estonia a shining example to the world as to how a country should be governed.

As a result of this economic freedom many great innovations have been conceived in Estonia including Skype, TransferWise and Pipedrive.The Minox camera was invented in Estonia in 1935 and even Hotmail has roots there.

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“Baltic Tiger” or “E-stonia”

 

Estonia has one of the highest rates of mobile phone ownership per capita in the world.

Two thirds of Estonia’s population now do their banking and political voting online.

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Estonia has earned itself the reputation of being a “Baltic Tiger” or “E-stonia” due to its rapid economic advancement.

The country has become tech savvy, innovative and highly ”connected” as a result of the extensive wireless network  that exists throughout the country which is free in most public places.

Two thirds of Estonia’s population now do their banking and political voting online and it’s increasingly done through the use of a smartphone rather than a PC.

Estonia has one of the highest rates of mobile phone ownership per capita in the world; this makes paying bills and other transactions much easier than ever before.

 

Discover Estonia

There is much to discover in Estonia and if you want to escape crowds, hustle and bustle then you will most definitely find Estonia that refreshing place you have been looking for.

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Tallinn, Estonia

 

The most popular tourist attraction in Estonia is its capital, Tallinn.

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By far the most popular tourist attraction in Estonia is its capital, Tallinn.

The city’s Old Town dates back to the 12th century and is the world’s best preserved mediaeval city.

It is UNESCO protected and its fairy tale-like scenery consisting of towers, stone walls and turrets makes it a very photogenic city.

 

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Tallinn is a city full of charm and appeal. It has the oldest café in Estonia ‘Maiasmokk’ (Sweet tooth) dating back to 1864 and the oldest pharmacy in Northern Europe, the ‘Raepteek’ which has been operating in the same building since 1422.

The Hell Hunt (gentle wolf) is the oldest pub in Tallinn and offers great tasting food at very reasonable prices. The best way to discover Tallinn is on foot, weaving in and out of the cobbled stone passages you are sure to find something that captures your interest.

 

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Cities Of Estonia

 

There are four large cities in Estonia each with their own unique qualities.

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There are four large cities in Estonia each with their own unique qualities.

Tallinn : Tallinn has its vibrant tech-savvy community yet maintains a deep attachment to its roots and cultural traditions.

Tartu : To the south-east lies Tartu with its world famous university and trendy cafes.

Narva : Narva is Estonia’s third largest city located at the easternmost point of Estonia.  Here you will find the 15th century Narva Castle and Narva River.

Pärnu : On the west coast of Estonia is the country’s 4th largest city Pärnu which is regarded as Estonia’s summer capital. Every year thousands of visitors from Finland, Sweden and Russia relax and unwind in Pärnu’s famous mud baths and spas.

 

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Museums

 

Estonia has a wealth of quality museums with over 250 to choose from.

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Estonia has a wealth of quality museums with over 250 to choose from. The Kumu Art Museum, Estonian History Museum and Estonian Open Air Museum are three of Tallinn’s best.

Visiting these museums is a great way to learn about Estonian history and culture.

In 2015 TripAdvisor named Tallinn’s Seaplane Harbour and Fat Margaret tower as two of the ‘must see’ museums in Tallinn. Visitors who voted online agree that these places are both fascinating and surprising.

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Nature

 

All Estonians have a great love for nature and outdoors.

 

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Estonians have a great love for nature and like to spend as much time in it as they possibly can. Lahemaa National Park which is located 70 km east of Tallinn is a popular place for hiking and cycling for both locals and visitors alike.

The area is rich in flora and fauna and is simply beautiful all year round. For those who prefer something a bit closer to Tallinn a visit to Jägala Waterfall is a must. Standing at 8 metres tall Jägala is the highest waterfall in Estonia.

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The lungs of Estonia

 

Did you know that Estonia has the cleanest air in the world?

 

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Visiting Estonia will not only pleasantly surprise you but also benefit your health in unexpected ways.

Did you know that Estonia has the cleanest air in the world? In 2013 the World Health Organisation issued a global air quality ranking placing Estonia at the top.

Estonia is very rich in forests, they cover nearly 50% of the country and are regarded as ‘the lungs of Estonia’. Thanks to these virgin woodlands, Estonia enjoys pristine air quality.

 

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Estonia is an amazing place but the only way to see why is to experience it for yourself !!!

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Tania Lestal

Tania Lestal

I am an Estonian-Australian with a deep love for my ancestral homeland. My family originate from Nõo county near Tartu which is located in Southern Estonia.
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