WHEN TO GO

Estonia is blessed with 4 seasons. Therefore, Estonia offers visitors different experiences - in summertime one can enjoy plus 30 degree when in winter time the temperature can plunge to minus 30 degree.

WHEN TO GO
WHEN TO GO
WHEN TO GO

SPRING

Springtime in the North is an amazing experience. Step by step the days get longer, the birds start to sing, the first flowers start to have their first glimpse of the sunlight when they grow from the still half frozen soil.

It is so subliminal, different from the Mediterranean as you can feel how the whole nature starts to wake up after many months of winter sleep, and therefore you can feel the Nordic spring in every breath!

Particularly in March, one could enjoy snow-covered forests and frozen sea, but from April the spring will officially begin. In May, there is daylight until 21-22 o’clock  and the romantic blossoms and enthusiastic birdsong makes it absolutely the best time to visit Estonia!

Who likes active holidays, spring invites you to enjoy wildlife watching, observe the migrating birds, hike in the forests or try canoeing in one of the Estonian nature reserves!

SUMMER

Summers are undoubtedly the best period to visit Estonia. Summer time (especially May, June, July) is famous for its white nights period - spectacular natural northern phenomenon when it hardly ever gets dark!

International and local people take advantage of warm weather and long daylight hours to enjoy festivals, open-air events and concerts. Relaxing in the nature, hiking, tenting, cycling, horseback riding, sailing, canoeing, fishing, golfing – just choose a suitable activity to discover the idyllic Estonian countryside at its best!

For those who think that Estonia does not deliver a memorable beach escape with sunbathing and warm seawater - visit Estonia in July and August! If the seawater is still too cold for you, the numerous Estonian lakes offer you an equivalent alternative.

AUTUMN

Estonian autumns amaze and allure with so many beautiful colours throughout the country!

Estonian forests are full of discovery during the autumn months – come to pick berries and mushrooms and make some traditional Estonian black bread at a local farmhouse to tase it together with your self-made berry marmalade.

Quite often the Estonians are blessed with the “Old Ladies Summer” – warm and sunny September and October months. Even though this period can be quite rainy, planning your visit to October definitely has many benefits - 12 hours of daylight, lower hotel prices and not so many other visitors.

AUTUMN

WINTER

The Estonian territory is not large, but weather on the coast and inland may differ considerably. The maritime climate makes winters mild and humid on the islands whereas it is much colder and dry on the inland.

Although the Nordic winters provide you only with 6 hours of daylight, the white snow makes the picture much brighter.

Estonians are fond of winter sports and even though there are no real mountains, cross country skiing and skating are very popular. Sliding through the snowy white forests is like a sort of meditation, regenerating your body and mind.

Estonia follows the Scandinavian tradition of dealing with snow and harsh road conditions on the main roads immediately, so driving in winter is usually not a problem.

Furthermore, during the coldest winter months official ice roads are open between the mainland and the islands. Here different rules apply – you should not put your seatbelt on and cannot drive too slow… This is definitely something you want to check out yourself!

Book your Estonian winter holidays here: Tallinn Winter Wonderland, Wintry Magic in Estonia

FIFTH SEASON

Estonia can be continuously surprising! There actually exists a truly “Estonian season” – the so-called and extraordinary 5th season of the Soomaa National Park during April and May. The snow melts so fast that the area of 175 square kilometres becomes flooded with the water levels raising up as much as five meters.

In Soomaa (The Bog Land) the spring flood phenomenon is a regular natural hydrological feature and essential for the continued development of the park’s ancient bogs. When vast amounts of water run down the Sakala Upland, the rivers cannot contain it all. The water flows over flood plain grasslands and forests, and covers roads, arriving even to the houses.

It is definitely worth planning your visit to the end of April or to the beginning of May when the water level is at its maximum and take a canoe trip to paddle through the swamplands to observe the intact nature as well as unique flora that thrives on this boggy and alluvial soil.

FIFTH SEASON
FIFTH SEASON