Travel destinations in Estonia! Do you like medieval buildings, shopping, good restaurants, or perhaps luxurious spa hotels? Here are our top travel tips for Estonia!

Why travel to Estonia?

The whole of Estonia is a goldmine for nature and history lovers. You can visit the beautiful capital Tallinn, but also charming and interesting cities like Tartu, Pärnu and Haapsalu. Here you can eat in exciting restaurants, try beer from local microbreweries or enjoy a spa at reasonable prices.

Nature offers beautiful national parks, rushing waterfalls and beautiful islands. Visit, for example, Dagö, Ösel and Kynö, with Europe's last matriarchy. Here you will find plenty of tips and inspiration for your trip to Tallinn.

Travel destinations in Estonia - inspirational reading

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Peter and Helena Bergström in Estonia, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel

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Viljandi has a history dating back to 1154 and later a city that was part of the Hanseatic League and Germany. The city and the then large fortress were an important part of a trade route to Russia. Discover the Church of St John (Jaani kirik ), St Paul's Church (Paulus Church ) and the castle ruins from Viljandi.

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Runö (Ruhnu)

Runö in south-west Estonia is located in the centre of the Gulf of Riga and on the map it almost looks like it is in Latvia. The island is very flat and the highest point is only about 30 metres above sea level, and on that hill stands the Runö lighthouse. The lighthouse was made in Le Havre, France, and placed on Runö in 1877.

There are two churches on the island and the older wooden church dates from 1644. There are also two shops, two restaurants and a school. Swedes have lived here for several hundred years but had to leave in 1944 when the communists in the former Soviet Union took over. 

Getting here: In low season, you'll travel every other day from Roomassare on the island of Saaremaa and Port 2 in Pärnu. At Christmas and August, boat transport from the harbour of Munalaid is extended. Cars are not allowed and info can be found here http://runö

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The terrain on Kassari is very flat. The highest point on the island is 15 metres above sea level. Around 300 people live on the island in the four villages of Kassari, Taguküla, Orjaku and Esiküla.

The island of Kassari in western Estonia is connected by road to Dagö.. The island is home to the summer residence of writers Aino and Oskar Kallas and a limestone chapel with unique architecture and a reed roof. Of the seventeen windmills that have existed on the island, one remains - Ristete stump mill. The long headland of Sääretirp is a tourist favourite.

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Ormsö (Vormsi)

Research has shown that around 1206 over 200 farmers had been shipped from Öland to form the basis of a new community. There have been Swedish speakers on Ormsö for 800 years and there is old Swedish history here.

Sviby ferry berth on Vormsi island The ferry departs from Sviby which operates between Vormsi and Rus on the Estonian mainland. Tickets can only be purchased at the kiosk on the land side and not on the island. You can take a car if you want or park for free and take a bike for a day instead. Info on the ferry at

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Great Rye (Suur-Pakri)

Stora Rågö has also had an exclusively Swedish-speaking population, and is strangely smaller than Lilla Rågö. The Rågö Islands are located in north-west Estonia.

It was sold by Abbot Nicolaus in Padi Monastery in Estonia, which was in dire need of money. The islands had no inhabitants during the war, but since 2000 there are some inhabitants again.

Getting here: Only by fast boat for you and your food. Info can be found for booking and you go from Koris harbour to both Rye Islands. Other info can be found here

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Lilla Rågö (Väike-Pakri)

The Rye Islands where the small island has been called Österö since 1345. Estonian Swedes lived on the island until the Second World War, and Swedish has been spoken here for 6 centuries.

There used to be two villages on the island, the city (Suurküla) and Lillbyn (VäikekülaAt the beginning of the 20th century there were 354 inhabitants on the island. The islands are located in the western strait off Paldiski.

Getting here: The same as for Stora Rågö.

Närgö (Naissaar)

Närgö is located in the Gulf of Finland north-west of Tallinn. The 46 metre high lighthouse stands on the northern part of the island. Swedes have also lived here for generations and on the surrounding islands (Karlsöarna).

In the middle of the 19th century around 150 people lived here, and in the early 1900s around 400 Estonian Swedes. All had to leave during the Second World War. Here you will find words such as Lillängen, Söderbyn, Bakbyn, Lillbyn and Ragnhillsgrundet, which has probably been used by several boats.

Getting here: Travel with Sunlines. One hour by cruise ship, around the island in a military truck. See Soviet caches, St Michael's Swedish Church and the cemetery.

Info and facts about Estonia

  • Capital city: Tallinn
  • Language: Estonian
  • Residents: 1.3 million (2020)
  • Currency: Euro
  • National anthem: Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm

Good to know about Estonia

  • Price mode: Cheap (cheaper than Sweden)
  • Time difference: One hour
  • Emergency number: 112
  • El: Like Sweden
  • Water: Drinkable

Accommodation in Estonia

  • Hotel: There are plenty of hotels in every major city, so you can pick and choose for your trip to Estonia. For example, you can look on
  • Camping: If you prefer camping, you can read more on our page about campsites and pitches in Estonia.

Travelling to Estonia

  • Flight: You can fly directly from Stockholm to Tallinn with SAS or Ryanair.
  • Ferry: You can travel with Tallink Silja from Stockholm to Tallinn. Another option is to travel with DFDS Seaways from Kapellskär to Paldiski.

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