Recommendations for travelling to Estonia
Here are some useful tips and recommendations for anyone travelling to Estonia.
• We are in the same time zone as Helsinki, Athens and Istanbul. For more details please click here.
• Estonia has four seasons, so you can choose when you want to visit. However, please keep in mind that our weather conditions may vary greatly from day to day, so check the weather forecast for Järvselja here.
• If you are a resident of the European Union, you will not need a visa. If you are coming from outside the EU, please find useful details about travelling to Estonia here.<
• Please be environmentally friendly and think sustainably – there is no need to buy bottled water, our tap water is pure and safe to drink everywhere. But of course, it is all up to you.
• There are no venomous snakes or spiders in Estonia but it would be a good idea to get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis.
• There is no need to get vaccinated against cholera, tuberculosis, diphtheria, hepatitis, etc. when travelling to Estonia. Basic hygiene is of course required to stay in good health.
• Mosquitos and horseflies are common in warmer seasons. You can use a variety of chemical repellents to ward them off, but for the purity of nature and for your own health we recommend proper clothing or organic repellents instead.
We can pick you up from Riga Airport or Tallinn Airport, take you to Järvselja, and make sure that you reach your next destination safe and sound. Just let us know your preferences beforehand.
Hiking and trip guides
• We operate on the principles of ecotourism.
• Your guides grew up in the countryside, in the middle of forests, which means they can navigate wilderness with comfort and ease. There will always be two guides with you.
• Please make sure that your personal hiking equipment (clothing and footwear) is weather-appropriate and fits you well to make you feel comfortable and safe on the hike. Please check the weather forecast for Järvselja here.
• Larger hiking and camping equipment, such as snowshoes, walking poles, tents, mattresses, cooking gear, etc. are our responsibility.
Eating and sleeping
• We will feed you genuine Estonian dishes prepared from local produce. Here is a short list to give you an idea: traditional porridges, fried potatoes, eggs, ham, beef, smoked fish, hotpot stews, scones, potato and groats porridge, pancakes, kama, sauerkraut, lentil soup, honey, etc.
• The meals will be prepared considering your dietary preferences (vegetarian options, lactose or gluten free dishes, etc.).
• Accommodation depends on the tour you chose. The options include a hunting lodge, a camping house, a heated tent or a standard tent.