Being among the least densely populated countries in Europe, Estonia makes for a great nature and city break destination for those looking to stretch out their limbs and enjoy some peace, quiet, and solitude. It has 6 national parks, 3 of which have EUROPARC Federation recognition.
It's fair to say that Estonians have a certain tree-hugging spirit. More than half of the country is covered by forested land and almost a quarter is protected by nature. As a result, Estonia has the 4th best air quality in the world. Also, approx. one quarter of the country is covered in marshes.
Estonia’s UNESCO world heritage capital Tallinn was granted city rights in the 13th century by the King of Denmark. Since then, the streets of Tallinn have seen many world powers, from the Danes and Swedes to Germans, and tsarist and Soviet Russia.
From voting to signing documents to doing taxes online, Estonia implements a fast, hassle-free and modern approach to doing errands. Free time is spent in nature and enjoying the wildlife diversity, as for example 380 species of birds are spotted in Estonia annually. Read more here.
Estonia is the only Baltic country with a deep-rooted and extensive island culture. Although most are uninhabited, Estonian islands tend to be rural, with some holding traces of their local Viking and medieval legacy.