Facts about Estonia
Geographically, Estonia is on the north-eastern edge of the European Union, bordering Russia and Latvia.
- Finland is a short hop across the sea – just 80 km away.
- There are ferries to Tallinn from Helsinki (Finland) or Stockholm (Sweden).
- Estonia is in the Schengen Area, so they have open borders with the rest of Europe.
- Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark or Holland.
- The Estonian language s a finno-ugric language - resembles most to Finnish and is different from Latvian and Russian language.
- Everyone in tourism speaks good English and often German, Finnish, Russian and Swedish too!
- Estonia was occupied by the Soviets for decades but Estonia sees itself as more influenced by Nordic tastes and traditions - Scandinavia with a twist.
- Occupation by Germans, Swedes and Russians has influenced the architecture of cathedrals, cobbled streets, manor houses and palaces.
- Great food is everywhere and you can even eat marinated bear here!
- In winter it gets very cold and has plenty of snow.
- Roads are traffic jam free.
- Estonia is almost 50% forest.
- Tallinn is the medieval capital and by far the biggest city, with a population of around 400,000.
- Estonia has over 1,500 islands.
The country of beautiful and accurate female archers is hosting the European 3D Championships. The tribes have already started gathering and familiarising themselves.