About Tallinn and Estonia

At 45,227 square kilometres, Estonia is just a little bigger than Denmark, Switzerland, or the Netherlands. Culturally, it is located at the crossroads of Northern, Western and Eastern. Travelling via the country’s developed road network and timely train and bus connections, you can cross Estonia in just a few hours, and almost every village has cosy farm stays and inns.

Check out some cool facts about Estonia, about Tallinn’s fairy-like Oldtown, why there is no language barriers in Estonia and how many islands we have.

Official travel guide to Estonia

For the best destinations and locations to discover and visual inspiration, check out Visit Estonia’s webpage or social media pages:
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Traveling to Estonia

You can sail, ride, drive or fly to Estonia from anywhere in Europe. Located in the Northeast of the continent, this small coastal country is just a short ferry trip away from Finland and Sweden or a bus ride from such European capitals as Warsaw and Berlin. The ferry port and airport in the capital are both located in close vicinity to the city centre, which makes short city breaks extremely convenient. A popular way to visit Tallinn for the first time is to take a day trip from Helsinki, with the ferry trip averaging up to 2 hours each way.

Photo: Kaupo Kalda

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia and a perfect holiday destination if you want to combine the comforts of modern world, versatile nightlife and luxurious adventures with rich cultural scene in the local historical setting.

This city is a study of sweet contrasts. Listed among the world’s top 10 digital cities, Tallinn’s Old Town is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To find the city of digerati and cobblestones, touch down on the Southern shore of the Gulf of Finland.

First established in the early medieval era, today’s Tallinn is an exciting mix of old and new. Here’s the good news: with Tallinn being such a compact, green capital, you can cover a lot in just a weekend and enjoy short scenic strolls while at it.

Tallinn Old Town is one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world. A stone’s throw away you’ll find the city’s business centre with modern towers and luxurious hotels, trendy neighbourhoods and large shopping centres. 

The coastal vibe
Tallinn’s luring coastline dotted with promenades and sandy beaches is especially rewarding during the summer but offers scenic views of the iconic cityscape throughout the year.

Easy to access
Tallinn is the first point of entry to Estonia for most visitors, and if you’re the kind of person who likes to jump right in, then you’re in luck, as Tallinn city centre is never more than 15-minutes drive away regardless of if you happen to arrive by plane, train, coach or ferry.

For useful advice and inspiration on Tallinn’s top attractions, activities, events, and places to eat and drink, check out the city’s official tourism portal Visit Tallinn, or follow on social media:
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Official travel guide to Tallinn