Cost of the holiday
This holiday cost us, a family of 4, about 500e, food, ferry (with car. We booked early) and entertainment (Spa in Pärnu, kids went on one of those high adventure climbing courses in Tartu, pedal cars) included.
Having said that, we invested in a tent and sleeping bags before our first camping summer with the children 4 years ago, so no extra cost this summer. A night in a tent for 4 people (2 children) seemed to cost 15-25e on the campgrounds.
We don’t pay for gas (hubby’s work benefit), we spent one night at friends place and the last night in Tallinn in a hotel for free (due to points my husband accumulates in his work),so these may add the cost for others.
Also, where wouldn’t the food be cheaper for a Finn but outside of Tallinn it was very affordable for us; a restaurant meal for 2 adults and 2 children cost around 20-25e. We mainly cook ourselves when camping and even with a gluten free (a bit harder to find) diet in the family we spent around 150e on food in a week.
From the ferry terminal in Tallinn we directly drove to Haapsalu, were we spent a couple of nights on Pikseke camping making a daytrip to Hiiumaa island. We spent a couple of nights in Pärnu enjoying the beach and on a rainy day the spa. From Pärnu we drove via Viljandi to friends in Tartu, and would have been happy to explore Viljandi more. After Tartu we drove via Mustvee by lake Peipsi to Tallinn for the last night.
The distances are small, all together we sat about 9-10 hours in the car. As driving didn’t take up much time we had more time to enjoy Estonia – but not enough! We want to have more time on the islands (Hiiumaa, one day wasn’t enough, Saaremaa, Vormsi), the north east coast and around lake Peipsi. Another time.
More details in separate posts coming up.