Estonia Travel Guide: A Picturesque Medieval City and Lush Landscapes | Baltic Trip Part 2

4 Highlights of Estonia

We began the second part of our Baltic trip by entering Estonia and the World Heritage site of Tallinn via the Gulf of Finland by a high-speed hydrofoil which covered the 85 km in less than 2 hours at a cost of 20€ each.  Tallinn is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and this was apparent with the cobble-stoned alleyways and picturesque buildings  we saw as we entered Tallinn Old Town.

The old town is no doubt touristy with its pristine streets and many “traditional” restaurants, but it is beautiful nonetheless.   There are sprinklings of the new and hip with modern culture graffiti and retro cool Soviet style cafes such as Kohvik Must Prudel facing ornate orthodox churches and historic residential buildings.

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Finding Finland, Hello Helsinki | City Guide | Baltic Trip Part 1

Top Things To Do in Helsinki

We flew into Helsinki airport as the starting point for our 2 week Baltic trip taking us through the Baltic states and ending up in Poland.  Here’s our list of the top things to do in the modern capital of Finland.

Meeting Moomin in Helsinki

Helsinki_MoominAteneum is a great art museum in central Helsinki. If you are interested in art it is always worth checking out what current exhibitions they have on offer.  On our visit the Ateneum held an exhibition to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Finnish author/ artist, Tove Jansson.  Tove Jansson is probably best known for her series of Moomin books.  The exhibition was well presented with rooms and rooms of both collected and borrowed work, and plenty of information offered in both English and Finnish.  Admission is 13€ pp.

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