WINTER WONDERLAND IN TALLINN
An unexpecting fairytale. I had heard whispers and stories about the magical Tallinn, and after yet another quick google search (which seems to be how I decide all of my trips now), I decided that Estonia was the perfect winter wonderland escape for a cold February. Located right on the Baltic Sea, Estonia's capital is known as one of Europe's tech hubs, however you could never guess that by looking at it. The walled cobblestoned Old Town holds so much charm and beauty, I fell in love almost instantly.
I had already booked a flight to Copenhagen for £13 one way, so I thought seeing as I was already in the North of Europe I could make a little detour over to Estonia. My flight from Copenhagen to Tallinn was €68 one way with AirBaltic and ended up being a small propeller plane with myself and 12 other people on board.
2 - 4 DAYS
Estonia is definitely in the Eastern Europe field when it comes to a daily budget and especially after flying from Denmark, everything seemed very reasonably priced. While I've heard its not as cheap as countries like Latvia and Lithuania, you could definitely get away with only spending €30 - €45 a day, probably less if you don't eat out.
HOW TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT
Getting from the airport into to the Old Town is very straightforward. Once you walk out of the main terminal there is a tram stop right outside and you can either catch the 2 or 4 tram which will take you to the outside of the Old Town. Tallinn centre is small so it is easy to navigate your way to where ever you are staying after a day or so, but at first it does seem like it's just a big maze, so I would recommend having a map downloaded so you can find your way!
WHERE TO STAY
While I was in Tallinn I stayed at Tallinn Backpackers. It was located right in the heart of the Old Town, with a really homely feel, which I liked. For three nights in February i paid €22.50 for an 8 bed dorm, which I thought was incredibly cheap for a nice hostel.
The second day I was in Estonia I got invited by Prangli Travel to visit a husky farm in Kõrvemaa, about 45 minutes away from Tallinn. Originally I was meant to dogsled with the huskies, however seeing as the country didn't have a lot of snow fall over the winter I would be walking the dogs through the countryside instead. I could not have asked for a more perfect day. There had been a fresh snow fall the night before so everything was beautifully white and crisp, while the sun was glistening and beaming down making for a perfect sunny day. Once arriving to the husky park I was greeted by 4 huskies before being introduced to the other 21 huskies individually.
On the tour there was only myself and an older Dutch couple