About Tallinn and Estonia
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. It is located in northern Estonia on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, the eastern part of the Baltic Sea. Tallinn is an amazing blend of old and new. The Old Town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. But Tallinn also has numerous fast-growing start-up enterprises.
Tallinn may be one of the smallest capitals in the world but offers many interesting and beautiful sights. In case you arrive early, we suggest you take a stroll through Kadriorg Park and Pirita, to enjoy the beautiful greenery and the seaside. Then you can easily jump into the medieval times by walking through the Old Town, which has a rich history and beautiful sights. To top off your sightseeing, we suggest a delicious meal and some craft beer (or cider) in Kalamaja district, which is known as the hipster part of Tallinn. There are numerous restaurants in Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Telliskivi Creative City) and Balti Jaama Turg (Balti Jaam Market).
Some fun facts about Estonia
- Estonia has over 2,000 islands.
- Estonia is quite flat, the highest point in the country is just 318 metres above sea level.
- One fifth of the mainland area of Estonia is covered with bogs and mires.
Population (whole country): 1,328,439 (01.01.2022)
Area (whole country): 45,227 km2
Area (Tallinn): 159,2 km2
Official language: Estonian
The weather in Estonia can change quite quickly. It is not uncommon to have a little snow in April. Overall, the weather in May should be quite warm and sunny but, just in case, check the weather forecast prior to your departure, so you would know to pack the right clothes. As the old saying goes: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothing”.