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Estonia: Geography & Maps


  • Lake Peipus
  • Gulf of Finland
  • Suur-Munamagi

Estonia is located on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea.  It borders the Gulf of Finland and is found between Latvia and Russia.  It is the most northerly of the three Baltic Republics.  An incredibly flat country, the highest point in Estonia is Suur Munamägi, or Egg Mountain, located in the southeastern part of the country, reaching 318 m (1,043 ft) in height.

The geography of Estonia has been heavily influenced by the countless lakes found around the country.  It is estimated that there are more than 1,400 natural and artificial lakes in Estonia, the largest of which is Lake Peipus.  The area of Lake Peipus is 3,555 square kilometres (1,373 square miles) and is found on the border between Estonia and Russia.  Another important feature of Estonia’s geography are forests which cover approximately 18,000 square kilometres (6,950 square miles) of the country’s area.

Situated on Estonia’s northern coast is Tallinn, the country’s capital.  With a rich history, Tallinn’s Old Country has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


 

Estonia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Estonia.

Learn about the history and culture of Estonia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Estonia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Estonia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Estonia tours today!

 


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