Much more than a stepping-stone between Scandinavia and Russia, Estonia has evolved into a Baltic gem and a destination in its own right. See itinerary ideas
Estonia’s strategic-siting always made it a covetable spot but it has become much more than that, with myth and tradition sitting cheek-by-jowl with contemporary culture and modern technology.
The capital Tallinn has an attractive old town, red-capped towers and some impressive architectural treasures including the Toompea Castle. Close by, the seaside resort of Pirita provides a tranquil escape with pine forests and decent beaches to explore.
Elsewhere in the country are attractive, unspoiled national parks that are home to brown bears, lynx and wolves, Europe’s fourth largest lake and the outlying island of Saaremaa, where you can visit one of Europe’s few accessible meteorite craters at Kaali.