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Travel Tips for Estonia

  • Estonia uses the euro (1 euro = 1.23 US Dollar) - Bring a credit card (it is especially nice to have one that does not get charged for international transactions 

  • Take out one large sum of money (approximately 200 euros) for other expenses.

  • Avoid exchanging money, whether it is at the airport or in the country itself.  

  • XE Currency Converter is a nice app that shows you the conversion rates for multiple countries at once (available for free in the Appstore). 

  • Oanda is the site to look at for exchange rates.

 

  • If you are interested in traveling across Estonia, Lux Express is a highly rated bus service that connects Tallinn with other cities like Tartu and Narva. The buses have lots of leg room and wifi.  

  • Estonia has incredibly short summers and the other climate is relatively overcast, so be prepared with a rain jacket and shoes with good grip for when you go on walking tours. 

  • Make sure you bring the right adapter! Plug C. Be careful because not every country in Europe uses the same type of outlet. 

  • The adapters to the right come in a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99, and has two outlets in one (click on the images for the links to amazon). If you plan to travel to other countries, check their outlets to make sure you have the correct adapter. You can typically pick one up in airports if you forget. 

  • Download Google Translate and Google Maps for the areas/places you are going to travel. Once downloaded you will be able to use these applications without data. 

 

  • Wifi is accessible most places, but you might consider purchasing a SIM card - for a description of options look here.

Tallinn Airport:

Tartu maantee 101, 10112 Tallinn, Estonia

In Case of Emergency:

United States Embassy:

Kentmanni 20 15099 Tallinn, Estonia

 

-If you are an U.S. citizen in distress, call the main Embassy number at (372) 668-8128.

Outside of Office Hours, contact: +372 509-2129

or +372 668-8169

  

Hospitals:

-North Estonia Medical Centre Foundation- 

J. Sütiste tee 19, 13419 Tallinn, Estonia

-West Tallinn Central Hospital- 

Paldiski maantee 68, 10617 Tallinn, Estonia

-East Tallinn Central Hospital- Ravi 18, 10138 Tallinn, Estonia

  

Common Phrases:

Tere! (Hi!)

Head aega! (Goodbye!)

Tänan Sind (väga)! (Thank you - very much!)

palun (please/you're welcome)

vabandage (I’m sorry) - formal 

kas te räägite inglise keelt? (Do you speak English?) - formal

Jah/ei (yes/no)

Translation Apps:

Google Translate - FREE

 (has real-time translation feature)

Microsoft Translator - FREE

Duolingo - FREE

SayHi - INTERNET CONNECTION

TripLingo - FREE

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