Once upon a time in the magical Winter Wonderland – Tallinn!
Tallinn is a magical place to be, especially during the winter. Snowy and sparkling in lights, the Medieval Old Town is like a fairytale come to life.
Even when the days are shorter, nights are longer and so much colder there are still so many things to do. During this time we want to share some suggestions on spending your winter vacation in Tallinn! We will be sharing TallinnHotels weekly tips in December and January so make sure to book your room now!
Visit Tallinn Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square. The market delights everyone with it’s coziness, historical location, half a century old buildings and long traditions. You can enjoy the cultural program held at the market every day, buy local handicrafts and festive foods.
After you have had some fun at the Christmas Market it’s time for some more fun. During the coldest season you can find the Harju street ice-skating rink just 2 minutes aways from the market. The rink is beautifully lighted so we recommend going in the evening. The rink is opened from 10AM to 10PM.
If you wish to have a magnificent start to your day we recommend starting it at the Kohtuotsa Platform and seeing the most beautiful and saturated sunrise over the Old Town. In the winter, the sun doesn’t rise until 8:30 am in Tallinn so you don’t have to wake up at a ridiculous time and even have a moment to enjoy an amazing breakfast at the hotel.
Just about 30 kilometers outside of Tallinn you have a chance to have a magical experience at the Jägala or Keila waterfalls. The frozen waterfalls are truly a spectacular sight and can not be missed. It’s even possible to walk behind the frozen wall of ice. You can easily take a day trip from Tallinn to see this beautiful act of nature
After a long day in Tallinn during the winter it is essential to visit all of the cute and cozy cafes and bars in the Old Town. Pop into MEKK bar for a delicious cup of hot tea or coffee and of course some dessert. Selection of MEKK’s handmade cakes or chocolate fondant creme brulee is simply something you can not say no to.
If you wish to spend another day out of Tallinn and have some real winter fun we recommend taking a trip to the husky wonderland to Raplamaa or Kõrvemaa. Huskys are friendly, curious and snuggly. Hop on a sled and fly along snowy trails behind a team of dogs all while enjoying the magical winter in Estonia.
Finally time to do some shopping in Tallinn! Visit the local markets and quirky & artsy small shops of the Old Town and Kalamaja district to find favourite gifts and souvenirs from Estonia. You can find anything from local handicraft items such as hand-knitted woollen sweaters, colorful glassware or kitchen utensils made from juniper to modern Estonian design such as beautiful handmade jewellery, wooden bow ties and watches and sleeping masks with wild animal faces.