Tallinn is one of the very few cities in the world where you’ll actually hear many locals curse and complain that the winter hasn’t been cold enough. Visiting foreigners, darting from hotel to café to avoid the chilled winds, understandably think that Tallinners are all quite mad. This year the locals got their wish. The mercury has registered steadily in the minus since Christmas and there’s a decent amount of snow.With luck, the weather pattern will hold and Old Town will retain its beautiful, snow-covered, picture-postcard look well into February and March.
Even though it’s technically the low season here at this time of year, there are still plenty of things to see and do in this beautiful and ancient city. We have a whole list of big events as well as a load of sights to behold, which you can read all about on in our Sightseeing section.
Of course no trip to Tallinn is complete without indulging in a sauna - it’s part of the national culture after all. We give you all the bare details in our feature.
Welcome to Tallinn and enjoy your stay!