This Baltic country is famous among remote workers and digital nomads for its e-residency visa and for those who want to actually take up physical residence in this beautiful country there are many coworking and coliving opportunities available.
Estonia has few big cities and the locals enjoy getting out into the great outdoors. After work, remote workers should rent a car and explore the many national parks, lakes and unspoiled forests.
Here are some fun facts about Estonia:
- About 1.3 million people live in Estonia, making it one of the least populated countries in Europe.
- Over 1.5 million people visit Estonia every year including many cruise ship passengers.
- There are many more Estonian women than men.
- It is a very young country, having only become independent in 1918.
- Estonia has 2,222 islands.
- Over 50% of the country is covered in forests making it one of the greenest countries in Europe.
- Estonian is the official language but Russian is also still widely spoken.
- Tallinn might be the main capital of Estonia but Tartu is known as its cultural capital and Parnu as its summer capital.
- Estonia has a very lively craft beer scene with many beer-related events.
- It is one of the world’s least religious countries with only 14% of the population declaring themselves as religious.
- Recently, Estonia has gained a reputation as the “Silicon Valley of the Baltics.”
- It was also the first country in the world to allow its citizens to vote online.
- Ten percent of the population attended Chess Grandmaster Keres’ funeral in 1975.
- Wild wolves live in Estonia’s forests such as the Soomaa National Park just two hours' drive from Tallinn. Visitors can go on nighttime safaris to spot them.
- In the Kalevipoeg epic, the Estonian national hero can talk to hedgehogs.
Remote workers will enjoy coliving and coworking in this cold but welcoming, liberal and very innovative small country that punches far above its weight in the technology field.