Just because a destination is smaller than some doesn't mean it should be overlooked. The 17,500 square mile Republic of Estonia, located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, is just such a case. Europcar is still represented, with four outlets there to enable the three million annual visitors to enjoy the benefits of first class car hire. Europcar's fleet of safe and reliable vehicles capable of meeting all budgets and requirements, useful services like express pick-up, easy online booking, and options like child seats, navigation and additional driver cover, are still all available to ensure that any driving vacation beginning in central Tallinn, Tartu, or in either cities' airport, will start off without a hitch.
Bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, the east by Russia, the south by Latvia and to the west by the Baltic Sea. Despite its northern latitude, Estonia is known to enjoy pleasantly temperate summers – sometimes as warm as 30° C – and 19 hours of daylight. In the winter, though, it can easily drop below freezing, but this turns the rain to snow and turns the country into a skiing and winter sports paradise. The picturesque towns and village become pure storybook backdrops when the roofs are topped with snow, as well. The Estonian people pride themselves on having the world's cleanest air, beautiful islands and coastline, thick forests teeming with wildlife and restaurants that strive to serve only the freshest food. Economically speaking, Estonia has far more in common with the Nordic lands of Finland, Sweden and Norway than its former Soviet neighbours, enjoying a high-income economy and being described as the most wired country in Europe, with telecommunications application Skype being created and developed there.
The City of Tallinn - One of Estonia's premier attractions is the capital city of Tallinn, particularly the medieval Tallinn Old Town. Over 1.5 million visitors enjoy the Old Town every year and Tallinn Passenger port is one of the busiest cruise destinations in the Baltic, with more than 520,000 passengers disembarking annually. The Old Town dates from the 10th century and prospered under Danish, Swedish and German rule to become one of the wealthiest and best-protected towns in the world. Nowadays, the Old Town is a fantastic place to stroll the streets and enjoy the amazing views, yet it also features top restaurants, lively bars and nightclubs, and the latest in shopping.
Dark, thick forests - These fairytale sections of Estonia make up roughly 60% of the country, and are ideal for hiking through and exploring. The forests are still home to bears, elks, lynxes and wolves, and with a hire car, a day trip to wander through these enchanted areas can be unforgettable. The Järvselja hiking trail winds through magnificent and untouched conservation areas, while the Vällamägi, Estonia's highest location, is covered by a thick spruce woodland and steams in the rain.