This is my first visit to Estonia, one of the three Baltic States. It is north of Lativa, west of Russia and south of Finland across the Gulf of Finland.

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There are long, golden beaches, blue skies and hectares of flat forests.

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Tallin is the capital in the north, just over 350kms from St Petersburg (5 hours, 10 euros by coach (Lux Express)).

You can hike on the RKM TRail from one end of the country to the other – 375kms

Lahemaa National Park. From there it goes to Kõrvemaa Landscape Reserve, passing through its thick and beautiful forests. The trail also passes Soomaa National Park – one of Europe’s biggest bog landscapes. The trail goes on through the forests of Pärnu County reaching finally the small fisherman’s villages of South-West coast and the beautiful sandy beaches of Liivi Bay. RMK Hiking Route passes through 6 counties, 2 national parks, 9 nature reserves and ends by the Estonian-Latvian boarder in Ikla.

 

Both Riga in Latvia and Tallin are easily and cheaply reached by plane from the UK.

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I will be adding to this page when I have time!

Blog post 1 – Riga, Parnu, Massiaru