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Best time of year to visit Estonia

The warm period of year from May to September is the best time to visit Estonia. During May and June, white nights give a perfect reason to stay up late and party in Tallinn. Summer is a wonderful occasion to see wildflowers in forests and beautiful Estonian bogs. It is also prime time for outdoor celebrations, such as Jaanipäev folk holiday and Laulupidu, a massive song and dance festival. To get closer to nature, pick wild berries, watch seals and flying squirrels, go canoeing and kayaking or relax in a floating sauna. Snow and freeze duvet covers Estonian lands from November to February. Winter is the time to go cross-country skiing, seeing frozen waterfalls, and getting lost in Christmas Market in Tallinn.

23 THINGS TO DO IN ESTONIA (JUNE 21 - JUNE 30)

Bog Walking

Bog Walking

all year round • activity

Estonian bogs offer something beautiful and mysterious every season

Jaanipäev or Midsummer

Jaanipäev or Midsummer

June 23–June 24 • event

Experience all the traditions and feel the magic of Midsummer night

Flying Squirrels

Flying Squirrels

May–early August • nature

Have you ever seen a flying squirrel? Consider yourself lucky if you manage to meet one in Estonian and Finnish forests

Brown Bear Watching

Brown Bear Watching

May–June | September–October • nature

Brown bears have become a rare endangered species but can still be seen in the wilds of Estonia

Diving in Rummu Quarry

Diving in Rummu Quarry

May–September • activity

Diving in a prison. Seems rather weird, but it's a real attraction in Rummu

White Nights

White Nights

May–July • nature

Don't miss the chance to experience the "white nights" full of exciting ways to spend time

Hiking

Hiking

May–October • activity

The untouched nature of Estonia is waiting to be explored

Skydiving

Skydiving

April–September • activity

An adventure for real adrenaline junkies

Zip-Line in Kiviõli

Zip-Line in Kiviõli

June–August • activity

Enjoy the longest zip-line in Eastonia in an adventure park 133 km from Tallinn

Seal Watching

Seal Watching

June–October • nature

Watch seals in their natural habitat

Balloon Tallinn

Balloon Tallinn

April–September • activity

Emotions in the sky and incredible panoramic views

Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna

June–October • activity

If you are a fan of sauna, you are going to love this

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

June–August • activity

An active way to explore Estonia from the sea

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

mid-March–August • nature

Wonderful wildflowers cover Estonia's landscape in spring and summer

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

June–September • activity

Enjoy exciting water activities on the Baltic coast

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

May–October • activity

Enjoy a horseback ride through mystical forests paths, sandy coasts, or green meadows

Berry Picking

Berry Picking

June–October • nature

Enjoy nature while picking fresh berries in the wild

Cycling

Cycling

May–October • activity

Feel free and relaxed while cycling among the natural beauty of Estonia

Birdwatching during Mass Bird Migration

Birdwatching during Mass Bird Migration

April–October • nature

Thousands of birds come to Estonia's meadows, bogs, and islands in mid-May

Fishing

Fishing

late April–September • activity

As a Baltic country, Estonia boasts great fishing oportunities

Sailing

Sailing

April–October • activity

Explore picturesque coastlines and medieval Tallinn by boat

Blue Cornflower Bloom

Blue Cornflower Bloom

June–August • nature

A small blue flower, the symbol of Estonia, is widespread across the country

Beach Season

Beach Season

June–early September • activity

If you don't like the heat, a Baltic Sea beach vacation might be perfect for you!

17 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Christmas Market in Tallinn

Christmas Market in Tallinn

November 15 2019–January 07 2020 • event

Indulge in food and drinks that will keep you warm and get some gifts for your loved ones

Õllesummer

Õllesummer

cancelled • event

The biggest summer festival in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries

Massive Song and Dance Celebration (Laulupidu)

Massive Song and Dance Celebration (Laulupidu)

July 04–07, 2019 • event

Tens of thousands of performers and 100,000 in the audience

Light Walks in Kadriorg

Light Walks in Kadriorg

September 18–20, 2019 • event

Celebrate the end of summer with twinkle lights all over, good music, and a fireshow

Tallinn Maritime Days

Tallinn Maritime Days

July 17–19, 2020 • event

Visit the largest marine festival in Estonia and try delicious seafood from the Baltic Sea

Tartu Ski Marathon

Tartu Ski Marathon

February 16, 2020 • event

Discover Estonia while on a 63-km ski trail from Otepaa to Elva

Võhandu Marathon

Võhandu Marathon

April 18, 2020 • event

Take part in the extreme canoeing marathon and cross 100 km of beautiful rivers

Ice Roads

Ice Roads

late January–late March • activity

An unforgettable driving adventure for the brave

Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week

March 23–28, 2020 • event

Enjoy good music, craft beer, nice food, and lots of art during Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Medieval Days

Tallinn Medieval Days

July 09–12, 2020 • event

Go back in time and feel the spirit of a medieval city in Tallin

Tuhala Witch's Well Overflowing

Tuhala Witch's Well Overflowing

late March–early April • nature

Can you imagine a well literally overflowing with water?

Piparkoogid

Piparkoogid

late December–early January • food

Try delicious traditional Christmas cookies

St. Martin’s Day Fair

St. Martin’s Day Fair

November 07–10, 2019 • event

Get acquainted with Estonia's culture and modern life during the St. Martin's Day Fair

Frozen Waterfalls

Frozen Waterfalls

December–February • nature

Be amazed by the beauty of frozen water

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

January–March • activity

A true passion for Estonians and everyone who admires winter scenery and healthy sport

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

January–March • activity

Even though Estonia doesn't have the highest mountains you can still enjoy some active winter sports here

Simple Session

Simple Session

February 08–09, 2020 • event

One of the best and oldest action sports contests in Europe