Travel tips: Estonia

About Estonia

Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, borders the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it’s dotted with castles, churches and hilltop fortresses. The capital, Tallinn, is known for its preserved Old Town, museums and the 314m-high Tallinn TV Tower, which has an observation deck.

Using debit and credit card

Do I need cash in Estonia, or can I use my card everywhere?

Most places take cards, however smaller shops may require cash. Make sure you always carry some on you. Apple Pay and G Pay are accepted.

What currency do they use here?

The currency here is Euro. The symbol is € or EUR.

Which ATM’s can I use for free?

Free withdrawals at these ATMs.

  • SEB
  • Swedbank
*use code G0DPE
and get £5 for startup.

If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?

50 EUR should be enough for a few days, since you can use your card for nearly everything.

Staying connected

Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?

All EU mobile plans should let you roam for free.

If you don’t have an EU plan, you can learn about your local SIM card options here.

Useful things to know

How does tipping work?

Tipping is an unusual practice. But of you find the service above average, it is acceptable.

How much does a 0.5L beer cost?

€ 3,50

How much does an average meal cost?

€ 7,50

What’s the emergency number?

112

What type of plug do they use?

This one! It’s the standard European plug.

What side of the road do they drive on?

They drive on the right side of the road here.

How do I navigate my way around?

Google and Apple Maps both work well here.

Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option.

Any other good tips?

  • Drive to the alpaca farm. A heart melting experience!
  • Visit Old Town
  • Drive to Pirita, its only 30 min and visit Pirita Convent
  • Find free tours

If you’ve been to Estonia share your experience! The following would be really useful for others to know:

  • Which ATMs are free to use?

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