Sailing in Estonia
Welcome to a new and varied sailing district. Our team offers you well equipped yachts, personalized customer services and suggests the most beautiful sailing routes.
Estonia is a new and interesting yacht charter country which has been in lockdown for quite a long time.
Whether you are looking for relaxation and rest or entertainment and nightlife, here you can find everything you need for your dream holiday.
Estonian sea boundary is 3,800 km long and it has a very diverse archipelago (about 1,500 islands and islets). Estonian harbours are well equipped and at the moment there are about 30 harbours suitable for yachts.
The nature here invites you to relax – there is plenty of intact nature and no mass tourism.
Tallinn is an exciting metropolis and an old hanseatic town. There is always something going on 24/7.
Choose Nord Sail, if you want to discover the islands of Estonian northern coast or if you are planning a trip to Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
Navigation and Weather
Weather in Estonia is mild and offers five months of good sailing weather. Excellent sailing conditions – pure fun! Official shipping lanes and harbours are well mapped. Yachts of Nord Sail are always equipped with the most up-to-date sea maps.
Our white nights allow you to sail on longer routes.
Wind conditions: mostly SW, 5–20 knots
Best time for sailing: May to September
Facts About Estonia
- Estonia has over 1,500 islands and coastline is up to 3800 km.
- Finland is a short hop across the sea – just 42 nm away.
- Geographically, Estonia is on the north-eastern edge of the European Union, bordering Russia and Latvia.
- There are ferries to Tallinn from Helsinki (Finland) or Stockholm (Sweden).
- Estonia is in the Schengen Area, so we have open borders with the rest of Europe.
- Brits, Americans, Canadians and Australians can also enter Estonia visa-free.
- Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, named after our President, has direct flights all over Europe.
- Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark or Holland.
- Everyone in tourism speaks good English and often German, Finnish, Russian and Swedish too!
- Estonia was occupied by the Soviets for decades but Estonia sees itself as more influenced by Nordic tastes and traditions – Scandinavia with a twist.
- Occupation by Germans, Swedes and Russians has influenced the architecture of cathedrals, cobbled streets, manor houses and palaces.
- Great food is everywhere and you can even eat marinated bear here!
- In winter it gets very cold and we get plenty of beautiful snow. No, there are no polar bears in Estonia.
- Roads are traffic jam free. NB! Reflectors are mandatory for pedestrians and cyclists at all times!
- Estonia is almost 50% forest.
- Tallinn is our medieval capital and by far the biggest city, with a population of around 400,000.
- In 2011 Tallinn was the European Capital of Culture.