Travel Planning
Estonia
Travel Planning
Estonia

Estonia at a Glance

Estonia is home to the stylish, urban center of Tallinn as well as hidden medieval ruins, historic towns and a wild wilderness of bogs, forests and beaches.

Visitors to Tallinn can enjoy 14th century buildings, twisted, cobblestone alleys, museums, galleries and thumping nightlife. Medieval towers, turrets and walls coincide with the glass skyscrapers of the modern city and shopping, theater and dance abound. 

Delve into Estonia's mysteries by heading out into the countryside. Ski on a snow capped mountain slope, ride a canoe through a flooded swamp, view ancient forests filled with fairytale ruins, wander along the coastline and watch the birds. 

When you are tired out from a day of exploring, stay in a medieval village and warm yourself in a sauna. If you are feeling brave, plunge into the cold ocean waters and enjoy the contrast of heat and cold that Estonians have done for centuries.

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  • Tallinn Tallinn
  • Tartu Tartu
  • Pärnu Pärnu
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Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Estonia if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. Contact an Estonian consulate for more information. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Estonia sees heavy snowfall during the winter, especially at higher elevations. Summers are warm and the region gets occasional cyclones, which come in off the ocean.

Safety Concerns Estonia is a safe country, but petty crime and theft do occur. Take steps to protect your belongings and your passport.

Health Concerns: Estonia is a healthy country, but travelers may want to speak with their doctor about any preventative health measures they could take.

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