WHITE NIGHTS IN TALLINN
The capital of Estonia is Tallinn, a city located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, a real pearl of the Baltic states. This place is attractive for travelers with a rich history, ancient legends and a romantic medieval atmosphere reigning in the local streets.
Talin is an open-air museum. There is a house here, then an old monument, no matter what the building, then an ancient reminder of the past days. This city is considered one of the richest in attractions, so history lovers, fans of the Middle Ages, and just curious travelers come here.
From Tallinn you can easily reach Helsinki – some 80 kilometers by ferry, and you can combine a trip to the Estonian capital with a short acquaintance with the capital of Finland. And in Tallinn there is a season of white nights, continuing from mid-June to early July.
When is the best time to go to Tallinn
Travelers from all over the world travel to the Baltic capital by bus, car and train, fly by plane and sail on cruise liners. And to visit this city is comfortable and interesting all year round. Tallinn is a real tourist center, the infrastructure is well developed here: the hotel and restaurant business, entertainment and leisure activities.
The most popular tourist time is the summer months, the holiday season. In Tallinn, warm sunny days and white nights are coming, and Europeans literally flooded its narrow medieval streets.
No less crowded in the city and on the Catholic Christmas and New Year holidays. In this winter time, Tallinn is decorated with colorful garlands and lanterns, glittering shop windows, snow-covered roofs and domes of the Town Hall Square castles. All in the city – waiting for a miracle.
In the first spring months, last autumn and winter, you can afford a more economical holiday in this European capital. Vouchers at this time cheaper, prices for accommodation are reduced, and life in the city is measured and unhurried. For people who prefer just such a calm and quiet rest – without any fuss and queues to museums, it is necessary to go to Tallinn at this particular time.
Beach holidays in Tallinn
Yes, yes, in this northern city you can relax! In June-August, residents and guests of the city enjoy sunbathing and swimming on one of five well-equipped beaches, four of which are located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. The water in the bay is, of course, somewhat cool, invigorating, but quite acceptable for a normal summer swim (20–22 degrees).
Season of the White Nights in Tallinn
If you plan to visit Tallinn in order to get to know this city, admire it and culturally enrich yourself, we recommend choosing a comfortable time of the year. It is best to do this from the end of spring to the end of autumn – in the warm season. By the way, part of Tallinn – its historic Old Town – is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. For young people in this city there are numerous clubs, restaurants, cafes, entertainment centers.
Be sure to take an evening or night walk through the city when the empty streets are illuminated with bright lanterns, walk along the old, whimsically curving sidewalks, visit the cozy local coffee shop, drink flavored mulled wine or a cup of delicious coffee.
The season of white nights in Tallinn is accompanied by numerous festivals, festivals and fairs. Days of the Old Town, Days of the Middle Ages, Days of the Sea and Day of the City – residents and guests of the city celebrate these and many other holidays cheerfully and clearly.
Shopping in Tallinn. Shopping lovers this city attracts, above all, more affordable prices for branded clothing and shoes, in comparison with other European countries. It is best to update the wardrobe in the sales season, which falls here for the Christmas holidays (December 25 – the end of January).
Buy yourself a warmly knitted sweater or scarf with the original northern ornament, “Bath Tallinn” liqueur and a large bar of dark chocolate “Kalev”.
Come to Tallinn on the white nights!