Bordered by Russia and Latvia, Estonia is a small country in Northern Europe that’s made up of a vibrant mainland and many separate islands. Its capital of Tallinn is popular with city breakers, while Haapsalu and Pärnu in West Estonia are perfect for those seeking a beachside getaway.
Around half of the country is made up of forests so it’s no surprise that holidaymakers head here to hike through the numerous national parks and see meteorite craters and migratory birds. Other popular pastimes include swimming in the Baltic sea or scenic lakes, admiring beautifully preserved medieval architecture and relaxing in spas.
Although popular during winter for the Christmas Markets, be sure to also visit in summer to experience Estonia’s stunning “white nights,” when night skies remain lit like twilight.