According to neovideogames, Estonia (Estonian: Eesti) is a country in Europe bordering Russia and Latvia. Estonia is part of the so-called Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). Estonia has been independent from the former Soviet Union since 1991. The capital of Estonia is Tallinn. A number of major cities in Estonia are: Tartu, Narva and Pärnu. Estonia also has hundreds of islets, of which Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Muhu, Vormsi and Vilsandi are the best known.
Estonia is known for its many universities, old towns, spas, Lake Peipsi and cross-country skiing. They also have a lot to offer in nature. There are National Parks, raccoons still live in the wild and many birds migrate to the country every year. In addition, there are many beaches both on the mainland and on the islands. There are sand, stone and grass beaches. Lake Peipsi is known for its size. It is one of the largest lakes in the world and is located on the border of Estonia and Russia. See weddinginfashion for economy of Europe.
Counties of Estonia:
Harjumaa, Hiiumaa, Ida-Virumaa, Järvamaa, Jõgevamaa, Läänemaa, Lääne-Virumaa, Pärnumaa, Põlvamaa, Raplamaa, Saaremaa, Tartumaa, Valgamaa, Viljandimaa and Võrumaa.
Where is Estonia?
Travel information of Estonia
Official name: Republic of Estonia
Area: 45,100 km²
Country code: EE, EST
Population: 1,228,624 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 318 m (Suur Munamägi)
Distance (Amsterdam – Tallinn): 1,461 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Estonia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Estonia, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Estonia. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Estonia?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Estonia at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Estonia has a temperate maritime climate. In the summer months the temperatures are between 15 and 20 degrees. In the winter months the temperatures are between 0 and -10 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Estonia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Estonia can be found at Climate info.
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Estonia. During this period you have the best chance of good weather.
Estonian (Estonian) is the official language in Estonia. In addition, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Finnish, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Swedish and Tatar are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Estonian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Estonia: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Estonia in the Netherlands: estemb.nl.
Consulates of Estonia in the Netherlands: estemb.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Estonia, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Estonia, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Estonia can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Estonia are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -31% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (42% cheaper), food (33% cheaper), imported beer in catering (21% cheaper), cigarettes (44% cheaper) and public transport (46% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Estonia it is not mandatory, but it is customary to tip. With good service, people tip about 10%.
In Estonia it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Estonia is the same as in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Estonia on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Estonia you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Estonia.
Information about public transport in Estonia can be found at tpilet.ee (bus).
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Estonia.
In Estonia the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Estonia can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 110
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Estonia can be found on Google news.
An overview of Estonian newspapers can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Estonia end in.ee.
Official websites of Estonia: valitsus.ee and visitestonia.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Estonia is 00372 or +372.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Estonia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Estonia Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Estonia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Estonia.
Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Estonia can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Estonia in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Estonia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Estonia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Estonia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Estonia can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Estonia can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Estonia? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, medicines, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Estonia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Estonia, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Estonia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.2.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Many islands of Estonia were used as military grounds during the Soviet Union?
…The free online telephone service Skype was invented in Estonia?
…About 50% of Estonia is covered with forests?
…Estonia has more than 133,000 national anthems?
…There are more women than men living in Estonia?