ESTONIA , Tallinn and Lahemaa
the capital of Estonia, lies on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, only 70 km south of Helsinki. The city's old town has been astonishingly well preserved and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. It is now in better shape than ever, with the bigger roads converted into fashionable shopping streets reminiscent of Zürich or Geneva.
is a park located in northern Estonia, 70 kilometers east from the capital Tallinn. Its area covers 725 km². It was the first area to be designated a national park of the former Soviet Union and is now the largest park in Estonia and one of Europe's biggest national parks.
is the second largest and the oldest city in Estonia. It is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. The city also houses the Supreme Court of Estonia, the Ministry of Education and Research, and the new building of the Estonian National Museum.
is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2,673 km2. It is located in the Baltic Sea. According to archaeological finds, the territory of Saaremaa has been inhabited from at least 5000 BCE. Saaremaa was the wealthiest county of ancient Estonia and the home of notorious Estonian pirates, sometimes called the Eastern Vikings.
fame as a rehabilitation and holiday resort dates back to the middle of the 19th century. The foundation of the first bathing facility in 1838 is considered the birth date of Pärnu resort. Today Pärnu has all desirable qualities of a modern holiday resort – it has spas and rehabilitation centers, hotels, conference and concert venues, golf courses and tennis courts, restaurants and pubs.
is a town in southern Estonia. The first settlement in Otepää was in 6th century BC. It is a popular skiing resort, popularly known as the "winter capital" of Estonia, in contrast to the "summer capital" Pärnu. During the 2005–2006 season it became the site for FIS Cross-Country World Cup events.
-Lahemaa National Park
estimated time: 17 h
estimated days: 9 days
estimated fuel: 155 liter
campervan + camping included