These activities will give you a taste of the best Estonia has to offer, including health and wellness for the body and mind.
It is no coincidence that sauna plays a huge part in our culture, as it is as healing and cleansing for the spirit as it is for the body. Back in the old days, sauna was the place of childbirth as well as the place where people went to die. In the more modern days, Estonians freak out when they don't get to visit the sauna at least once a week. We take our sweet time during the Sunday sauna, using "kaseviht", a bundle of birch branches with which we beat the body to eliminate toxins, to give ourselves or each other a massage of sorts. The sauna is especially epic if you find one with a body of water near it - you sit in the sauna until you can't take the heat anymore and jump into the cold water right after. Orgasmic is the word that comes to mind. A must-try when in Estonia!
When visiting Estonia, pack a tent and some sleeping bags, get a rental car and go explore the nature which is always free and open. You can basically put your tent up anywhere in the country and we even have little shelters built in the forests where people can spend the night. You can have a romantic, starlit picnic on some of the more remote beaches with some nice wine (no annoying rangers or laws against it) and fall asleep right there. I used to hate camping as a kid but I have found a whole new appreciation for how accessible the nature in Estonia is as an adult.