Football and basketball are the national sports; for the former, go to the A. Le Coq Arena (Asula 4c; t627 9940) whereas Tallinn’s Kalev Stadium (Juhkentali 12; t644 5171) is the best place to see a basketball game. In the summertime, Estonia becomes a haven for watersports: windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing or simply hitting the beach. Hiking, biking and horseriding are popular both on the Estonian mainland and on the islands off its coast, such as Saaremaa and Hiimaa. Almost twenty percent of Estonia is protected land, divided between four national parks and numerous nature reserves, which are home to many species of wild animals and birds. National parks are best visited between May and September; RMK (wwww.rmk.ee) manages the protected areas and campsites.

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10 great winter destinations in Eastern Europe

10 great winter destinations in Eastern Europe

Forget the plummeting temperatures and long dark nights, winter is a hugely rewarding season in which to visit Eastern Europe. Frozen rivers, frosty branches an…

28 Nov 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article
Top ten things to do in Estonia

Top ten things to do in Estonia

From the cultured capital of Tallinn to the winter-playground that is Otepää, here are ten of our favourite things to do in Estonia.  Admire the beauty of…

06 Aug 2014 • Kiki Deere insert_drive_file Article
Into the wild in Estonia

Into the wild in Estonia

Most visitors don’t venture beyond Tallinn, but leave Estonia’s capital behind and you’ll find a country of vast, untouched wilderness. a haven for wildli…

16 May 2014 • Olivia Rawes insert_drive_file Article
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