Why Tallinn Should be Your Next Adventure

Why Tallinn Should be Your Next Adventure

In recent years, smaller nations and lesser-known cities have grown in popularity with the travel community. There’s an abundance of reasons as to why this is. Budget airlines offer cheap flights, tourists supporting sustainable travel and more tourist amenities in cities, just to name a few.

To older generations, Estonia may sound cold, harsh and a communist-run Soviet State. That is because up until 1991, Estonia was part of the Soviet Union and had all the visual aspects of being a bit rough around the edges.

Today, Estonia is a trendy travel destination and was even named the best place to live in Europe for remote workers.

Tallinn’s Old Town

One picture of Tallinn’s old town is enough for you to book a flight to the Estonian capital. Its medieval streets and fairytale towers surrounding the city are like a plot of a Disney movie.

In the summer, the streets come alive with tourists and locals enjoying a meal at one of the many outdoor restaurants lining the streets.

In winter, the cobblestoned streets are covered under a blank of thick white snow. And the dark streets are lit up by the lights of cosy shops and restaurants.

Tallinn's Old Town walls
Old Town walls

Tallinn’s Breathtaking Nature

When you think about the outdoors and nature, Estonia isn’t the first country that comes to mind. In fact, when you think of a city break, you don’t think of beaches, forests and camping. But that’s what you can get just 30 minutes from Tallinn’s city centre.

Like Finland, Norway and Sweden, Estonia has the freedom to roam rule. This basically means wild camping is allowed almost anywhere. What’s better is that Estonia has hundreds of campsites where you can pitch up your tent, cook on their BBQs and even stay in a wooden hut, all for free!

Lahemaa National Park, just outside Tallinn, is a popular destination for locals and tourists

A park in Estonia
A park in Tallinn

Budget-friendly Prices

The costs of a city should be one of the main things to consider before you visit. There are three reasons for this.

Firstly, you can experience more of a town through its attractions, bars or restaurants. Another is that you will enjoy yourself more. Even if you’re not travelling on a budget, you will enjoy your food or some historical landmark much more if you know it’s not eating through your wallet.

Finally, the more money you save on one trip, the more that goes towards your next adventure. So, it’s a good thing that accommodation, transport and food & drink are all extremely cheap here, especially compared to Western Europe.

A market in Tallinn
A market in Tallinn

Getting Off the Beaten Track

Each year Tallinn receives around 5 million visitors. This may sound like a lot, but when you know that Krakow gets 14 million visitors, it doesn’t sound like much.

Since Tallinn is such a wonderful and fascinating city, it’s only a matter of time before tourists check it out. Not only will you be visiting a city that’s not suffering from chronic over-tourism like most European cities, but you’ll be travelling sustainably. And visiting a city that belongs to the world’s top 10 cities with the cleanest air.

Tallinn's Old Town Hall
Tallinn’s Old Town Hall

Exploring further

Estonia is a fascinating country that has been locked away by the Soviet Union for some time. Now everyone has the chance to explore all of this nation with its amazing public transport system.

What’s even better is that you have the opportunity to take a day trip to another great city, Helsinki. This is a good idea if you’re someone who travels on a budget, as you can suffer open wallet surgery from visiting the Finnish capital.

You can even stay the night here for free if you want to experience some of Finland’s stunning woodland and wild camp like the locals love to do.

Helsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral

Make Tallinn Your Next European Travel Destination

These are just some of the reasons why you should visit Tallinn. For more information on visiting here, you can click on the links down below.

Tourism in Tallinn: https://visittallinn.ee/eng
Tourism in Estonia: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/
Tallinn – Helsinki ferrys: https://www.directferries.ie/helsinki_tallinn_ferry.htm
Travel in general: https://diggingforgems.org/

Tallinn in Winter
Tallinn in Winter

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