Practical information

Weather in Tallinn

January falls in the middle of winter in Tallinn, Estonia, and is one of the coldest months of the entire year, but on the shore the temperatures don't rise above freezing this time of year. The average temperature is -4°C in January. In the afternoons, the mercury ranges around the average high temperature of -1°C, while at night, it drops to an average low of -7°C. The sea temperature in January is merely 1°C, barely above freezing. The cold weather brings about plenty of snow, which makes it look like a winter wonderland. However, dressing warmly and in layers is advised.

Medical service and police

In case of an accident or sudden illness, call for an ambulance or the police free-of-charge from any phone: 112.
Pharmacies are usually open from 10:00-19:00. Two of them stay open all night: Südameapteek – Tõnismägi 5, ph: +372 644 2282 and Vikerlase 16, ph: +372 638 4338.
Pharmacies in shopping centres are usually open from 9:00-21:00.
No vaccinations or health certificates are required for entry into Estonia. A health insurance policy is optional. Travellers requiring dialysis can read more about local treatment options here.

Internet

Tallinn has become famous for its abundance of free, public Wi-Fi, which is available in nearly every café, restaurant, hotel and hostel, as well in open spaces such as city squares and parks. To see a map of free Wi-Fi hotspots hosted by the City of Tallinn, click here.

Transport

The Kotzebue House where the conference takes place is situated conveniently at the tram line. The venue is 5 minutes' walk from the tram stop.

If you need to travel longer distances, we recommend public transportation (trams, trolley-buses and buses), which are clean and reliable. You can find out more about the public transportation and schedules here. Public transportation is free of charge for the conference participants wearing their conference badge.

It can be reached by taking trams no. 1 (Kopli–Kadriorg) and 2 (Kopli–Suur-Paala), and getting off at the "Balti jaam" stop.

Buses no. 21, 21B, 41, 41B, 43 and 59 also stop here and you could also take a trolley-bus no. 4 and 5.

Taxies: We recommend the electrical taxi company, call +372 588 588 00, or Tulika taxi company: +372 612 0000. The app Bolt is very popular.

Parking

Coming by car, the nearest car park is at the Rimi food store on Soo Street Kopli 2a, a few minutes' walk away. Parking costs 1.40€/hour or 3€ per day
There is also a car park at the Rimi food store on Soo Street, which is within 6 minutes' walking distance. Parking costs 1.5€/hour.

See the parking zones near the Conference venue.

 

Currency

National currency: Euro (1 euro = 100 cents)
Most banks are open from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays.
Western Union service is available in most post offices and banks in Tallinn. Read more here.

VISA

Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area. Nationals of EU are free to enter Estonia. The required travel document for entry is a national ID card or passport.

For more specific information, please contact the nearest Estonian consulate or embassy, or check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.

Power supply

The electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz, European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.