Estonia’s main draw for tourists is the historic capital of Tallinn, which makes for a fascinating and relatively cheap city break. Beyond the city, this Eastern European nation also has a dramatic Baltic coastline and spectacular national parks, both in the interior and on the island of Saaremaa. Luggage Mule offers luggage shipping to anywhere in Estonia, so you can travel hassle-free and arrive ready to explore.
Customs: Estonia is a member of the EU, so entry for EU citizens is simple. However, meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets. Check the Estonian Tax and Customs Board website for full details.
Price: One way from £34.99
Shipping times: 6 working days
Flights: Flights to Estonia from the UK usually take just over two hours. You can catch direct flights from major UK airports, but you’re likely to have to change if flying from smaller regional airports. Major gateways to Estonia include Tallinn, Tartu, and Kuressaare.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens are not required to have a visa to travel to Estonia. Other nationalities however may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: GMT+3
Packing for Estonia
Like many countries in the Baltic region, Estonia gets hot summers and cold winters. Pack suncream, sunglasses and a hat if you’re coming between June and August. It’s also worth having a light waterproof and a few warm things with you should the weather change, particularly if you’re visiting right at the start or end of the summer season. In winter, bring multiple layers, a scarf, gloves and a warm coat, particularly if you’re headed to remote or coastal areas. Luggage Mule’s Estonia luggage shipping service gives you a generous 30kg allowance, so you can pack everything you need and still have room for souvenirs.
Ship your bike to Estonia
Mountain biking hotspots in Estonia include the Munamagi region in the south and the boggy Kõrvemaa National Park, about 50 kilometres south of Tallinn. If you’re a road cyclist or want to take a long bike tour, try the Baltic Sea coast trail in the west, also known as National Cycling Route 1. It takes in the two beautiful islands of Hiumaa and Saaremaa. Elsewhere, the EuroVelo 11, part of the European Cycle Route Network, takes riders from Tallinn to Pärnu and on to Valka. Wherever you’re headed, Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Estonia securely and at reasonable rates, so it’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.
Ship your skis to Estonia
The skiing season in Estonia runs from December to March, and resorts are clustered in southern Estonia. Otepää and Võrumaa are the most popular ski areas, and while they don’t have the range of the big Alpine resorts in Western Europe, they offer a fair mix of easy and tough runs and can be excellent value for money. For those wanting to try something a little different, Estonia has some excellent cross-country skiing, particularly in Kõrvemaa National Park and Otepää. Shipping your skis to Estonia is simple with Luggage Mule, so let us do the hard work and get straight on the slopes when you arrive.
Ship your golfing gear to Estonia
Estonia may not be one of Europe’s premier golf destinations, but there’s plenty to enjoy here. Niitvälja Golf was the country’s first course, and today offers an 18-hole course fringed by forest and packed with water hazards. The Sea Course at Estonian Golf & Country Club is another top venue, and has appeared in Golf World’s Top 100 European courses. Finally, if you’re visiting Tallinn, about a 20-minute drive south from the city you’ll find Suuresta Golf, the closest course to the capital. Luggage Mule can ship your golf gear to anywhere in Estonia securely and at reasonable rates, so all you have to do is turn up and play.
What to ship home from Estonia
It may only date back to the 1960s but Vana Tallinn (Estonian for Old Tallinn) is the most celebrated drink in Estonia. Perfect to mix with champagne and even coffee, this sweet liqueur makes a great souvenir. Other popular gifts from Estonia include traditional jewellery, juniper wood ornaments and sculptures and Kalev chocolate. And if you’re looking for something really original, there are some great independent fashion and design shops in Tallinn. With a generous 30kg allowance, our Estonia luggage shipping service allows you to souvenir-shop to your heart’s content.