Cottage on Muhu Island during the summer with sun and grassSource: Aron Urb

Summer in Estonia

Estonian summers are enchanting. It is a time to enjoy the endless evenings and unwind in nature.

Escape the holiday hordes and the sweltering heat of Europe's lower latitudes.

Northern European summers are a thing of glory. Though the season may be short, the days are blissfully long. Linger over drinks on a terrace. Relax on the sand of an endless empty beach. Hike through cool, dark woods, or spend a lazy weekend under the spell of a new town. 

Fast facts

Approximate dates:

June to August

Average temperature:

18°C to 20°C

Estonia's top summer city:


Classic beach vacation

If you want to celebrate summer on the beach — sunbathing, swimming, and maybe a sundowner or two — you will find it in Pärnu, Estonia's "summer capital." The event calendar is packed, the evenings are long, and the nightlife is lively. The beach has everything from seaside cafes to SUP rentals to volleyball nets and, most importantly, plenty of space to stretch out on the sand.

Pärnu's riverfront promenade has seen new development, and in recent years, trendy bars and cafes have sprung up here. Rent a bike and explore this up-and-coming area.

Island escapes

Prefer a quieter getaway? If you don't need much more than water, sun, and sand for a perfect summer day, try the islands of Saaremaa, Muhu, and Hiiumaa, though any of Estonia's islands will fit the bill. Even during the high season, you'll find island life is a lot more leisurely than the already relaxed life on the Estonian mainland.

Top 10 beaches in Estonia

Estonia's lakes and Baltic Sea coast have beaches for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. An unconventional beach holiday awaits!

Top 10 beaches in Estonia

Source: Priidu Saart, Visit Saaremaa

Midsummer's Eve – when Dusk meets Dawn

Midsummer is an important Estonian holiday and the best time to enjoy nature. Here's a list of local festivities so you can join in, too.

Midsummers Eve – when Dusk meets Dawn

Source: Silver Tõnisson, Visit Viljandi

Tallinn's summertime white nights

Wondering what to do in Tallinn during the long white nights of summer? Here's how to spend your extra hours during this magical time of year.

Tallinns summertime white nights

Source: Kaupo Kalda, Visit Tallinn

Explore Estonian nature

Warmer weather makes it easier to spend time outdoors.

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