Viinistu art gallerySource: Priidu Saart

Where to go when the weather doesn't cooperate

When the weather chases you indoors, you can still keep exploring Estonia. Stay warm and entertained with these museums, castles, and spas.

Here in Estonia, we say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

If what you packed doesn't quite cut it, then the rain, wind, or snow may keep you from outdoor exploration — but it doesn't have to keep you from having fun! We've got you covered with things to do all over the country in case you need a backup plan.

Tallinn offers a number of interesting museums with exciting interactive exhibitions.

Movie theaters, the Estonian National Opera, and various concert halls offer first-class entertainment. Cozy up indoors at a cafe or warm up at a spa!

North Estonia is known for its forests, historic towns, and fishing villages.

From Tallinn, you can reach the medieval castles of Rakvere and Narva by train or bus. Don't let the weather keep you from exploring Estonia!

Tartu is Estonia's second largest city and the oldest city in the Baltics.

Between stops at captivating museums, you can absorb the lively atmosphere of Tartu's bohemian bars and cafes.

Haapsalu is compact, so you can easily duck into a museum or cafe to escape the weather.

Learn more about Estonia's Swedish history in the hometown of Ilon Wikland, the illustrator of many of Astrid Lindgren's beloved children's books.

Estonia's islands have some of the country's best spa facilities.

Pamper yourself with treatments in Kuressaare, or head to Hiiumaa's Windtower Experience Centre for interactive exhibits and fun for the whole family.

Need more ideas for indoor activities?

Here are the most popular museums and attractions in Tallinn and Tartu.