Estonia for Visitors
From its long summer nights and rich cultural heritage to its centuries old charm fostering tomorrow’s tech talent, Estonia has a spellbinding ability to flex its space and time, so it’s tailored to you. Its compact size and effortless accessibility means whether you’re here for a weekend or for weeks, there’s simply more time to connect to the place and its people. A place that connects Europe with the East and Estonia to the world. A place that fuses Nordic, Baltic, Scandi and Soviet. A place that’s taken the best of each chapter, to write its own unique story. A place that helps you to understand your own place in the world. A place that, for a lot of people, isn’t even on their radar. But it’s about time it was.
The Seto Külävüü ‒ Literally, the “Seto Village Belt,” Setomaa’s main tourism route. Here the visitor can meet the heritage of Seto culture. Setos are known first and foremost for their distinct singing tradition – Seto leelo folk songs. Setos are also a dancing nation. Seto dances are energetic and emotional, like the Setos themselves. The traditional Seto folk costumes are especially eye-catching, the women’s silver jewelry in particular. Many traditions are connected to the Orthodox Church.
Discover the northernmost country in the Baltics. Plan your trip to the beautiful nature of Estonia or attend to a Song Festival. Visit in beautiful cities or find cultural heritage from small villages.
The Onion Route is a chain of meandering villages on the shore of the Lake Peipus, inhabited both by Russians and Estonians living side by side, and which is famous for its rich cultural diversity. Route offers participation in various handicraft workshops and classes or go on heritage tours, do different kind of activities or just wonder the beaty of nature.
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