Estonia facts

Estonia lies along the Baltic Sea, just below Finland. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city is only about 40 miles south of Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland. Sweden is Estonia's western neighbour across the Baltic.

The climate in Estonia is temperate, characterised 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 20.9° C in summer (usually July is the hottest month) to - 8°C in winter.

Banks, offices and shops are closed on the following public holidays:

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 24 February - Independence Day
  • March/April - Good Friday
  • 1 May - May Day
  • 23 June - Victory Day
  • 24 June - Midsummer's Day
  • 20 August - Re-Independence Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Boxing Day

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