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Updated at: Jan 14, 2017

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Estonian Information Technology College

The Estonian Information Technology College is the leading IT institution of applied higher education in Estonia. Estonian IT College is a private non-profit higher educational institution, established in 2000 and owned by the Information Technology Foundation for Education. As of August 1st, 2017, Estonian IT College will merge with Tallinn University of Technology.


Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. The population is 440 000 people. Tallinn is situated on the northern coast of Estonia, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Nearest capitals and major cities are Helsinki, Stockholm and Saint Petersburg. Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List.
For further information about Tallinn and what to do there please visit here
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Estonia

Republic of Estonia is a country in Northern Europe. The territory of Estonia is 45 227 km2. Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties, with its capital and largest city being Tallinn. Population is 1.3 million people. Estonia is the member of the European Union, Eurozone and the Schengen Area.
Read more about Estonia here
More information about how to get there and what to see please visit here 


Useful Information

Time Zone

Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone, 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).
Like in most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Estonia. The time is shifted forward by 1 hour, which is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).  

Climate and Weather

Estonia lies in the transition zone between maritime and continental climate and is influenced by the heat content of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Therefore Estonia has much milder climate compared to areas in Northern America and Asia located in the same latitude.
July is usually the warmest month of the year, when the average air temperature is 17°C. But depending on a year, the temperature can rise up to 30°C. Still be ready for rainfall, and bring along water and wind proof close. July in Estonia is also the time of “white nights”, when there is 18 hours of daylight.
For weather update and forecast please visit here

Currency

Since 2011, the official currency in Estonia is euro. Currency can be exchanged in bank and currency exchange offices available in Tallinn Airport as well as most of large supermarkets.
For daily currency exchange rates please visit here

Internet

Free Wi-Fi areas are widely spread in Estonia. For free Wi-Fi areas in Tallinn please see here

Electricity

The current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.

Phone

The national code of Estonia is 372.
For international calls to Estonia from abroad dial: 00 or “+” and 372
For international calls from Estonia to abroad dial: 00 or “+” and the national code of the receiving country.
For police or emergency, please call 112

Language

The official language is Estonian, which is a Finno-Ugric language closely related to Finnish and the Sami languages, and distantly to Hungarian.
Foreign languages are widely spoken in Estonia. Mostly English and Russian are spoken but many also speak Finnish and German.

Traffic

Estonia has right-hand traffic.

Travel

Visa

Estonia is the member of the Schengen Area. No visa is required for the citizens of the EU, EEA and many other countries. For further information, please visit here.

Visitors who need a visa should apply for a standard Schengen visa. We recommend applying as soon as possible. Please find information about visa requirements here and Estonian representations around the world here.

You need a valid passport to enter Estonia. Passports must have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination.


By Air

Airlines travelling to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport: Aeroflot, airBaltic, Avies, easyJet, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Nordica, Norwegian, Ryanair, SAS, Turkish Airlines.

For more information please visit here


By Ferry

It is possible to travel to Tallinn by ferry from Helsinki and Stockholm.

Tallinn-Helsinki-Tallinn route:
Tallink http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/web/int/book-a-cruise
Viking Line http://www.vikingline.ee/
Ekeröline https://www.eckeroline.ee/

Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route:
Tallink http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/web/int/book-a-cruise

By Bus

Bus companies operating the international routes:
Lux Express Grupp http://www.luxexpress.ee/en
Eurolines http://www.eurolines.com/en/
Ecolines http://ecolines.net/en/
Please see also information on Tallinn bus station website here