WELCOME TO ESTONIA!
We welcome all orienteering athletes, enthusiasts and friends to Estonia to take part in the biggest and the most important orienteering event organized for forest distances in the year 2022, the European Orienteering Championships together with World Cup round 2!
TRAVELING TO ESTONIA
Travelling to Estonia is easy, you can arrive here by plane, train, car or boat (ferries and cruises). As a member of the European Union and Schengen area, Estonia is easily accessible to anyone looking to travel over from Europe.
Citizens from the EU, USA, New Zealand, Canada and Australia do not need a visa to enter the country and you also do not need one, if you are travelling with a Schengen visa. Check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website if you are in any doubt. It is always up to date with visa information and gives details of Estonian embassies abroad where they can be obtained.
Different possibilities of how to travel to Estonia:
Tallinn Airport has numerous direct routes to European capitals and bigger cities. With one connection flight, most of the world is reachable. Find your flight to Estonia:
Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Finland and Riga airport in Latvia are also very close to Estonia.
Tallinn and Paldiski have daily ferry connections to Helsinki, Hanko, Stockholm and Kapellskär. Find the best route and time:
It is possible to reach Tallinn from St.Petersburg or Moscow. More information: gorail.ee
There is also a Latvian train connection from Riga to Valga (pv.lv) and an Estonian train from Valga to Tartu, Rakvere and Tallinn (elron.ee)
A good road network and convenient coach services link Tallinn and Tartu to many cities: Riga, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Warsaw, Prague, Berlin etc. Coach schedules are available online:
TRAVELLING IN ESTONIA
Rakvere is easily reachable by trains and long-distance buses from all bigger towns in Estonia. From Tallinn, it is 1h 20min by train and 1h 30min by bus. Rakvere train station is located 3,2km from the Event Centre and Rakvere bus station 1,4km from the Event Centre.
There will be organized busses from Rakvere/Event Centre to the Competition Centre. More information will come soon.
NORTH ESTONIA AND RAKVERE
Forests, wildlife, historical towns and fishermen villages surrounding the compact capital city Tallinn is what North Estonia is most appreciated for.
North Estonia has something for everyone, from 20th-century military history to medieval forts, to romantic manors. Pine tree groves surrounding long sandy beaches nearby parks and wilderness provide a quick nature getaway from Tallinn all year round.
Here you can enjoy long scenic coastal walks admiring northern Estonia’s limestone cliff lining that hides sediments and fossils dating back millions of years. Moreover, a short hop on a boat during the summer season will open a door to the tiny rural islands hiding off the northern coast.
Fifth largest town in Estonia, Rakvere draws in visitors with its impressive 13th-century castle ruins, contemporary town square and spa culture.
Located close to the scenic coast and picturesque Lahemaa national park, Rakvere is the perfect holiday destination if you’re looking for urban comforts in a rural setting. Rakvere is also an attractive and rapidly developing town with an alternative edge, being the host of a range of quirky punk music events and festivals.
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