Estonia/Tallinn (Baltic States) 2016 Part 1
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Estonia , officially the Republic of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Vabariik), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea,covering 45,339 km2 (17,505 sq mi) of land, and is influenced by a humid continental climate.
After centuries of successive Teutonic, Danish, and Swedish rule, Estonians experienced a national awakening that culminated in independence from the Russian Empire towards the end of World War I on 24 February 1918. During World War II, Estonia was then occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940, then Nazi Germany a year later and again in 1944 establishing the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1988, during the Singing Revolution, the Estonian SSR issued the Estonian Sovereignty Declaration in defiance of the illegal Soviet rule. Estonia then restored its independence during the 1991 coup by the Soviets on the night of 20 August 1991.
Estonia lies on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea immediately across the Gulf of Finland from Finland on the level northwestern part of the rising East European platform between 57.3° and 59.5° N and 21.5° and 28.1° E. Average elevation reaches only 50 metres (164 ft) and the country's highest point is the Suur Munamägi in the southeast at 318 metres (1,043 ft). There is 3,794 kilometres (2,357 mi) of coastline marked by numerous bays, straits, and inlets. The number of islands and islets is estimated at some 2,355 (including those in lakes). Two of them are large enough to constitute separate counties: Saaremaa and Hiiumaa.A small, recent cluster of meteorite craters, the largest of which is called Kaali is found on Saaremaa, Estonia.
Estonia is situated in the northern part of the temperate climate zone and in the transition zone between maritime and continental climate. Estonia has four seasons of near-equal length. Average temperatures range from 16.3 °C (61.3 °F) on the Baltic islands to 18.1 °C (64.6 °F) inland in July, the warmest month, and from −3.5 °C (25.7 °F) on the Baltic islands to −7.6 °C (18.3 °F) inland in February, the coldest month. The average annual temperature in Estonia is 5.2 °C (41.4 °F). The average precipitation in 1961–1990 ranged from 535 to 727 mm (21.1 to 28.6 in) per year
Snow cover, which is deepest in the south-eastern part of Estonia, usually lasts from mid-December to late March. Estonia has over 1,400 lakes. Most are very small, with the largest, Lake Peipus, being 3,555 km2 (1,373 sq mi). There are many rivers in the country. The longest of them are Võhandu (162 km or 101 mi), Pärnu (144 km or 89 mi), and Põltsamaa (135 km or 84 mi). Estonia has numerous fens and bogs. Forests cover 61% of Estonia. The most common tree species are pine, spruce and birch.
Phytogeographically, Estonia is shared between the Central European and Eastern European provinces of the Circumboreal Region within the Boreal Kingdom. According to the WWF, the territory of Estonia belongs to the ecoregion of Sarmatic mixed forests.Wikipedia
Ep#10 Estonia's longest hiking trail // 2018 // Ähijärve-Peraküla
Days 18-19 of my through-hike of Estonia's longest hiking trail (Ähijärve-Peraküla).
In this episode - drumlin landscapes, Endla Nature reserve and re-visiting some old favourite sites.
In this series I am hiking the longest hiking trail in the country of Estonia. Watch the full playlist to follow the adventure from start to finish!
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This vlog series follows the RMK Peraküla – Ähijärve trail which I hiked in 2018 from Ähijärve to Peraküla. It is a beautiful and diverse trail of 820 km / 510 miles from Southeast to Northwest Estonia.
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Walk in the Woods, Estonia
Went out to see the first snow and to explore trails around Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia. Also, went to break in new hiking boots which I'm hoping to use on my through-hike next year (read more about it here
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Kungsleden: Hemavan-Ammarnäs, september 2012
Matk Rootsis, Kungsledeni matkaraja lõunapoolseimal lõigul Hemavan-Ammarnäs, koos tõusuga Norra Sytertoppenile (1768m).
Filmitud Contour Roam kaameraga.
Hiking in Sweden, southern part of Kungsleden trail from Hemavan to Ammarnäs with ascending to Norra Sytertoppen (1768m).
Filmed with Contour Roam camera.
Muusika / Music:
Grégoire Lourme - Freedom Soldiers
Grégoire Lourme - Naval Battle
Petite Viking - La Gallega
Antti Martikainen - To Valhalla!
Antti Martikainen - The final confrontation
Antti Martikainen - Eternal Saga
Antti Martikainen - Awakening the Forest
Antti Martikainen - The Era of Legends
Antti Martikainen - Treacherous Waters