Estonia – A Nordic country with a twist - The Nordic influence with a russian seasoning
Nordic country means pristine nature and pure wilderness, as well as periods of white nights or limited daylight. It is the climate that has given us our strict discipline: clear shapes and quality both in thinking and actions. It is also about being introvert and stressed because of painfully long winters and short summers. For the same reason we care about sustainable development and are concerned about the future.
Estonia is interesting to everybody, who values cultural-historical monuments. Here you can distinguish different architectural styles from the early-Gothic till modern, functionalism, and constructivism. Many towns feature well-preserved antique castles, manors, country houses, and much more, which is worth of every curious tourist’s attention. It should be rightfully mentioned, that almost all architectural monuments found their ideal niche in the modern life of Estonia. The outskirts of castles and ruins of ancient buildings are equipped with peculiar open-air audience halls, which serve as places of mass-cultural events, such as festivals, or concerts of classical and folk music, fairs, and other.
Territory and population
Estonia occupied an area of about 45 thousand square kilometers with a population of 1.5 million people. Its population is composed of 65% Estonians and 28% Russians, while the others are represented by Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Finns, and other nationalities.
Estonian largest city is its capital – Tallinn with 400 thousand people, which is one third of all population; then goes Tartu (101.2 thousand), Narva (67.8 thousand), Kohtla-Järve (46.8 thousand) and Pärnu (44.8 thousand).
Country’s official language is Estonian, which is relates to the Baltic-Finnish branch of Finnish-Ugrian language family. Another language, which is spoken in majority by non-Estonians, is Russian. Finnish, English and German languages also play an important role and are quite common in everyday life.
Tallinn Old Town is a Surviver – Literally. It is also a dynamic modern city.
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Tallinn’s Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world. The city was a European Capital of Culture for 2011, along with Turku, Finland. Tallinn is the oldest capital city in Northern Europe, it really is worth a wacth.
- Easy Access from the airport ( 20 min drive) and from the ferry terminal (10 min walk)
- Cost effective travel options
- An authentic cultural experience, there is a reason, why there is no Starbucks