Here you will find information about the destination you are about to discover – a little corner of this world that has perhaps remained quite hidden from you in the larger scheme of things.
Location: Tallinn is located in Northern Europe in the north-western part of the Baltic Sea region, 80 km south of Helsinki, on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. 59’26’ North latitude, 24’46’ East longitude. Distance to Stockholm: 380 km, to St. Petersburg: 400 km, to Berlin: 1030 km
Climate: The climate in Estonia is temperate, characterized by warm summers and fairly severe winters. The weather is often breezy and humid due to the proximity of the Baltic Sea. Average temperatures range from + 20C in summer (July is the hottest month) to –8C in winter. Although occasionally the temperature may rise to more than +30C in summer or sink below – 30C in winter.
Population: The population of Tallinn is 453 328 (01.10.2018). Nationalities living in Tallinn: Estonian 53.2%, Russian 38%, Ukrainian 3.4%, other 5,3%.
Language: Official language is Estonian which belongs to the Finno-Ugric language group. English, Finnish and Russian are widely spoken.
Religion: One third of Tallinn´s population feels an affiliation to a religion.
Among the religious population Orthodox Christians and Lutherian Christians are the most prevalent.
Local time: Eastern European Time, GMT + 2 hours
Public holidays: January 1st (New Year’s Day), February 24th (Independence Day), March/April (Good Friday), May 1st (May Day), May/June (Whitsun), June 23rd (Victory Day), June 24th (Midsummer Day), August 20th (Restoration of Independence), December 24th-26th (Christmas)
Credit cards: Major credits cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants, shops and all banks.
Telephone: Country code of Estonia is +372. Mobile network is excellent, phone booths are not available.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50 hertz, European-style 2-pin plugs are in use
Taxi: All licensed taxis display their rates and charge according to the meter.
Visa: Schengen visa area regulations apply. Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia. Guests are strongly advised to check their need for visa in your home country.
Airport: Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport is situated only 4 km from the city center making the airport easily accessible. The terminal is modern and cosy with plenty of shopping and dining options.