Estonian National Museum            Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia

Estonian National Museum's new building was opened in autumn 2016. The single-storey building houses the museum as well as supplying conference space and a cinema.


It is located 2,6 km from the city centre. Different transportation options are described below.




Estonia connects the dots between Scandinavia, Central Europe and what lies to the east.

You can fly, sail, ride or drive to Estonia from anywhere in Europe. Tallinn is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Old Town of Tallinn is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 


Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark and Holland.

Estonia has one of the lowest population densities in the world and almost 50% of the territory is covered with forest.


Estonia speaks Estonian...as well as English, Russian, Finnish and German.

Estonians tend to be at least bilingual, and according to recent studies, are among the best English speakers in Europe. 


Estonia is one of the least religious countries in the world.

Only 16% of the population saying religion has any importance in their lives. At the same time, 69% believe that trees have a soul.

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Estonia is a digital society.

From voting to signing documents online, Estonia implements hassle free and modern approach to running one's errands. Estonia is the first e-government in the world and offers e-residency to people from all over the world. 

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The Estonian cuisine is a mixture of the German, Russian and the Scandinavian cuisines.

But in spite of that – or maybe because it’s such a mixture – it’s not really that similar to either of these. 


For useful advice and inspiration on Estonia's top attractions, activities, events, and places to go, check out the official tourism portal visitestonia.com.








The Estonias's international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. In addition, there are many connecting flights from Riga Airport (Latvia) and Helsinki Airport (Finland).

From Helsinki, it is also possible to fly to Tartu Airport with Finnair Flying Company. 


Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just 1.5 hours. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.
There is an overnight ferry link with Stockholm and a semi-weekly cruise ship connection to St Petersburg. 

The largest ferry operators are Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line.


Two international bus lines offer connections to Tartu from several other European cities. Regular routes connecting Tartu with Riga, Vilnius and St Petersburg operate several times a day.

International connections are provided by Lux Express and Ecolines. 
Domestic bus lines, fares and timetables can be found here.