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Historic gems around every corner
Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, is the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe. Explore Tallinn’s Old Town and you’ll uncover age-old structures that date all the way back to the 12th century. Some of the most historical attractions include the Town Hall Pharmacy, which first opened in 1422 and is the oldest to have continually operated in Europe; Peppersack Restaurant, which is housed in a 14th-century granary; and the Three Sisters Hotel, which was first opened as a merchant’s house in 1363.
Witness incredible wildlife
With a myriad of wildlife to discover, Estonia’s meadows and forests are home to some unexpected creatures including bears, wild boars, deer, elk and even lynxes. During the warmer months, hiking and exploring Estonia’s green lungs are recommended, with various bird-watching and bear-watching tours available for those looking to get up close to nature.
With more than 2,000 islands, island-hopping is a unique way to explore Estonia off the beaten track. Whether you’re looking to hike or cycle along the dusty country roads or exploring old pagan structures from time’s past, Estonia’s islands have plenty to keep you inspired from festivals, spas, camping grounds or even quiet beaches to soak up the sun and coastal treasures.
National Parks galore
For a traditional outdoor adventure in Estonia, Visit Lahemaa National Park for walks through lush forests, wetlands and peaceful sandy beaches. If you’re looking for something a bit different, Soomaa National Park is only accessible by canoe or kayak and offers a unique way of exploring Estonia’s natural wildlife.