As you might be aware of by now, February marked the beginning of the trip of a lifetime. My friend and I jumped in his Converted Toyota Corolla from 1998 in order to drive through Europe and experience as much as we could. Estonia was third on our list. (Check here our two first adventures which are Norway and Finland)Jeetees
A bit of History
Officially the Republic of Estonia, is a Baltic country consisting of the mainland and 2.222 islands and covering a total area of 45.227 square Km. After centuries of successive occupation (Germans, Danes, Swedes, Poles and Russians), Estonia finally became independent in 1991. This country is a developed country with an advanced economy and one of the fastest-growing in the EU as well as one of the world’s most digitally advanced societies (for example, in 2005, Estonia became the first country to hold elections over the Internet).
In this article, you’ll be able to read more about our adventure in this country and to find links redirecting you to more details articles.
Day 1: From Helsinki to Tallinn
After spending the entire day in Helsinki, we hopped on the ferry for Tallinn, Estonia’s capital.
We arrived in the middle of the night and parked on a 24h parking for 7Euros next to the artistic neighbourhood Kalamaja, where we spent the night.
A day in Tallinn
Once woken up, we decided to explore the city and learn about its History. Click here to find out what we’ve experienced.
After a full day of exploration, we drove towards the Oldest National Park of the country, Lahemaa National Park, where we spent the night next to its Information Centre.
Day 4: Matsalu National Park
After a shower offered at a public swimming-pool, we drove towards Matsalu National Park for which the information centre was closed and the paths covered in snow. Check out our journey here!