First time in the history of world of rallying – FIA World Rally Championship comes to Estonia. Rally Estonia will be hosting world top drivers from WRC teams on curvy and bumpy roads of South-Estonia. To top up the competition, all the best drivers from Baltics, Russia and Scandinavia will also enter to the event.
Deep blue lakes hidden between rolling hills and valleys is what makes South Estonia a popular nature getaway destination.
Deep forests, a large national park, sleepy villages and adorable towns with historical churches and manors is what best characterises the southern Estonian vibe. Southern parts of Estonia are also a home to many traditional communities, such as Setos and Old Believers.
Here you will find Tartu, the oldest town in the Baltics, which also happens to be a home to northern Europe’s oldest university boasting groundbreaking discoveries since the 17th century. Moreover, the nearby town Otepää has been the training ground for several Olympic medalists. If your holiday goals are bit more modest then South Estonia is also great for science exhibitions, winter sports and spa trips into the wild.
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Half of the country is covered with forests, about 20% with national parks. There are more than 2,000 km of hiking trails, many of them in picturesque bogs. Some Estonian regions are home to just 6.5 people per square kilometer, and it’s easy to find peace and quiet, a scarce commodity in other parts of the world. In terms of air quality, Estonia ranks among the top in Europe.
Today’s Estonian food is characterized by a fusion of gastronomic trends and old traditions. Little breweries, cosy cafes and home restaurants together with Scandinavian top cuisine offer seasonal organically grown food and make a trip to Estonia a true culinary adventure. The tap water is safe to drink everywhere. Find more information about the other regions of Estonia in here.