Best time to visit Estonia

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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.

19 THINGS TO DO IN ESTONIA (AUGUST 05 - AUGUST 14)

Hiking

Hiking

May–October • activity

The untouched nature of Estonia is waiting to be explored

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

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

Berry Picking

Berry Picking

June–October • nature

Enjoy nature while picking fresh berries in the wild

Skydiving

Skydiving

April–September • activity

An adventure for real adrenaline junkies

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

June–August • activity

An active way to explore Estonia from the sea

Seal Watching

Seal Watching

June–October • nature

Watch seals in their natural habitat

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

Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna

June–October • activity

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

Blue Cornflower Bloom

Blue Cornflower Bloom

June–August • nature

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

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

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

mid-March–August • nature

Wonderful wildflowers cover Estonia's landscape in spring and summer

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

May–October • activity

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

Balloon Tallinn

Balloon Tallinn

April–September • activity

Emotions in the sky and incredible panoramic views

Cycling

Cycling

May–October • activity

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

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!

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

June–September • activity

Enjoy exciting water activities on the Baltic coast

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

21 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Christmas Market in Tallinn

Christmas Market in Tallinn

out of rangeNovember 15, 2020–January 5, 2021  • event

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

Massive Song and Dance Celebration (Laulupidu)

Massive Song and Dance Celebration (Laulupidu)

out of rangeJuly 1–3, 2022 • event

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

Bog Walking

Bog Walking

out of rangeall year round • activity

Estonian bogs offer something beautiful and mysterious every season

Õllesummer

Õllesummer

overJuly 4–6, 2018 • event

The biggest summer festival in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries

Jaanipäev or Midsummer

Jaanipäev or Midsummer

out of rangeJune 23–June 24 • event

Experience the traditions and feel the magic of Midsummer night

Tall Ship Races (Tallinn Maritime Days)

Tall Ship Races (Tallinn Maritime Days)

out of rangeJuly 15–18, 2021 • event

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

Ice Roads

Ice Roads

out of rangelate January–late March • activity

An unforgettable driving adventure for the brave

Light Walks in Kadriorg

Light Walks in Kadriorg

out of rangeSeptember 18–20, 2019 • event

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

White Nights

White Nights

out of rangeMay–July • nature

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

Võhandu Marathon

Võhandu Marathon

out of rangeApril 17, 2021 • event

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

Tallinn Medieval Days

Tallinn Medieval Days

out of rangeJuly 8–11, 2021 • event

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

Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week

out of rangeJune 9–13, 2021 • event

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

Tartu Ski Marathon

Tartu Ski Marathon

out of rangeFebruary 21, 2021 • event

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

Brown Bear Watching

Brown Bear Watching

out of rangeMay–June | September–October • nature

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

Frozen Waterfalls

Frozen Waterfalls

out of rangeDecember–February • nature

Be amazed by the beauty of frozen water

Tuhala Witch's Well Overflowing

Tuhala Witch's Well Overflowing

out of rangelate March–early April • nature

Can you imagine a well literally overflowing with water?

Piparkoogid

Piparkoogid

out of rangelate December–early January • food

Try delicious traditional Christmas cookies

St. Martin’s Day Fair

St. Martin’s Day Fair

out of rangeNovember 6–8, 2020 (virtual event) | November 4–7, 2021 • event

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

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

out of rangeJanuary–March • activity

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

Simple Session

Simple Session

out of rangeFebruary 6–7, 2021 • event

One of the best and oldest action sports contests in Europe

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

out of rangeJanuary–March • activity

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

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