Estonia sits snugly on the shores of the Baltic Sea with Finland to the north, Latvia to the south, Sweden to the west, and Russia to the east.
The country’s long coastline is dotted with 2,222 islands, a couple of them big enough to be their own counties, others so tiny you can sprint across them. Forests and wild areas cover about half of the country, including wide expanses of hauntingly beautiful wetlands. These landscapes are home to a number of birding hotspots. The largest of Estonia’s 1,500 lakes is Lake Peipsi (or Peipus), Europe’s biggest trans-boundary lake.
For the most part, Estonia is remarkably green and flat. The further down south you head, the more you’ll see rolling hills and gently undulating landscapes. Suur Munamägi, towering at a whopping 318 metres, marks the highest point in the country and all of the Baltics. It has no basecamp but the walk to the top is still delightful.