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Updated at: Mar 27, 2019

Venue

Voore Guesthouse

Located in the scenic Vooremaa region in Eastern Estonia, this holiday resort is 18 km from Lake Peipus and 40 km from Tartu. It offers free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. Guests of Voore Guesthouse can relax in a traditional sauna and play beach volleyball and billiards. A barbecue area is also available. All rooms have a bathroom and a private entrance. Free private parking is available at the Guesthouse. Accommodation for the Summer School is provided in shared twin rooms (gender-based).


Tartu

Tartu is the cradle of Estonian culture – from here the national university originated, the first newspapers and cultural societies, the first traditional theatre (Vanemuine) in the year 1865 all began their work here, and in the year 1869, the first national song festival took place. The National Archives and the Ministry of Education and Research are located here, as well as various important cultural institutions. The most important among them is the over a century-old Estonian National Museum where history is intertwined with innovation – the museum’s permanent exhibitions of the cultural history of Estonian and Finno-Ugric nations are represented through both physical exhibits as well as novel smart solutions, creating a bond between the older and younger generations. Tartu is also known as the educational and research centre of Estonia. A well-functioning education system, 11 institutions of higher education, a compact business environment and different support structures create a favourable ground for the rapid and smart development of entrepreneurship.


Estonia

The 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 the largest city being Tallinn. The population is 1.3 million people. Estonia is the member of the European Union, Eurozone and the Schengen Area.


Read more about Estonia 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-resistant and windproof clothes. July in Estonia is also the time of “white nights” when there are approximately 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 banks and in currency exchange offices available at the Tallinn Airport as well as in larger supermarkets.

For daily currency exchange rates please visit here

Internet

Free Wi-Fi areas are widely spread in Estonia.

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 a 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, 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 Tartu bus station website here