What You Should Know Before Traveling To Estonia
Estonia is a small country in the Northern Europe. It is a Baltic state. If you are planning to visit this country, you should know that summers are short and not very warm, but the winters are long and severe. Estonia has shores of the Baltic Sea, but swimming season is very short. The size of Estonia is 45.227km². It has 1.315.000 citizens. The country number is +372.
Estonia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. This means that if your country is a member also, you can visit Estonia without a visa. All you need is a valid passport. You have the same rights if you are a citizen of the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. If your country isn’t a member of the Schengen Agreement, you will need a visa. In any case, it is better to check with your embassy.
You can get to Estonia by plane. The main international airport is Tallinn. It has direct flight to; Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. You can also get by train. There is a direct train from Moscow. Also, there are lots of busses from Moscow and near Russian cities to Estonia. All Baltic countries have a good hitchhiking culture. This means that hitchhiking in Estonia is good. You should know there is no train lines across the whole country.
The official language is Estonian. It is very similar to Finnish. English is widely spoken. According to one study, 66% of the population speak Russian language.
The official currency is the euro. There are lots of banks and ATMs. Estonia is much cheaper than countries in Western Europe.