Estonia

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

The popularity of Estonia travel has grown exponentially in recent years, as this country in Northern Europe is easy to reach, has a historic capital city with modern charms, and is a playground for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Visas

Not required for EU citizens.

Visas are not required for citizens of US, Canada, New Zealandand Australia for stay up to 90 days.

For more information visit http://www.vm.ee/

Major cities

Tallin, Tartu, Narva, Kohtla-Järve, Pärnu, Viljandi ect.

Top 10 tourist attractions

  • Historic Centre of Tallinn (Old Town of Tallinn - UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Saaremaa Island
  • Toompea Castle – Toompea
  • Pärnu Beach Resorts – Parnu
  • Viljandi Teutonic Order Castle – Viljandi
  • Estonian Open Air Museum – Tallinn
  • Haapsalu Castle and Cathedral – Haapsalu
  • Hermann Castle – Narva
  • Lahemaa National Park
  • Tartu

Activities

The major tourist attraction is the capital of Talinn, which is a showcase of a 14th-century community complete with streets of cobblestone. Away from Talinn and into the countryside, tourists will discover that other side of Estonia which offers a memorable forest experience, as well as trekking tours along its coastal trails, ski attractions ect.

Surface

Estonia is one of the European countries with most flat-bottom land and located beyond the sea level. The largest area is covered by forests (more than 50%) and swamps, or land used for agricultural purposes. About 10% of the territory of Estonia – islands, with their total number in the Monzundo archipelago reaching about 1500. The largest of them are Samsala, Hijuma, Muhu and Vormsi. Munamagi (Egg Mountain) is the highest point in Estonia, measuring 318 m. It is also the highest point in the entire Baltic region.

Climate

Summer is warm, while spring and autumn can be mild. Winter, which lasts from November to mid March, can be very cold. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall in August. Heavy snowfalls are common in the winter months. Average temperatures range from 16.3 °C (61.3 °F) on the Baltic islands to 18.1 °C (64.6 °F) inland in July, the warmest month, and from −3.5 °C (25.7 °F) on the Baltic islands to −7.6 °C (18.3 °F) inland in February.

Taxes

The standard rate of VAT in Estonia is 20%. There is a reduced rate of 5%.

Public holidays

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 24 February - Independence Day
  • March/April - Good Friday
  • 1 May - May Day
  • May/June - Whitsun
  • 23 June - Victory Day
  • 24 June - Midsummer's Day
  • 20 August - Re-Independence Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Boxing Da

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Source: www.wikipedia.org
http://famouswonders.com/europe/estonia/