Baltic States country guides

Latvia motorhome country guide

Riga national library from across the Daugava river Latvia
Daugava river view towards Riga Radio and TV Tower Latvia
City view of Riga Latvia
St.Boris and Gleb orthodox church Daugavpils Latvia

Latvia is a small Baltic country bordering Russia and you may hear Russian spoken. The capital, Riga, is famed for its Art Nouveau architecture whereas the town of Krãslava, has Russian and Belorussian architecture. Saunas, called pirts, are very popular across the country. You may be able to warm yourself up in a sauna, but you are sure to cool down during winter as daytime temperatures average -10°C and plummet to -25°C at night. July is the warmest month and frosts start in September.

Estonia motorhome country guide

The Eatonian flag flying above Tall Hermann at Toompea Castle in Tallinn
Skyline of Tallinn's historic centre Estonia
Viru gate on a snowy winters night in Tallinn Estonia
House next to canal in Estonia

Estonia is a low-lying country with 3,780km of coastline making it a good cycling and potentially beachside location. The capital city Tallinn has a beautifully preserved old town with plenty of places to park. Helsinki is just 80km across the water so Tallinn is a good place to catch ferry to Finland. Due to Estonia’s geographical position, it is best to visit from late spring and summer.