Photo Credit: James Ware

“Estonia is not somewhere that can provide you with the sandy beaches of Barbados.”

As I jig my way through the belting blizzard from the sauna to the sea, the words of Linnar Viik, a founding father of Estonia’s digital-first nation so integral that he’s known as Mr Internet, ring in my ears with the whistling wind.

Photo Credit: James Ware

Travel essentials

1. Getting there

– Trying to fly less?

Estonia can be reached from the UK in three nights by taking the Eurostar from London to Paris, onward trains to Rostock in Germany, a ferry to Helsinki and a further ferry to Tallinn.

– Fine with flying?

Ryanair flies direct from London Stansted to Tallinn.

2. Staying there

Von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn has doubles from €80 (£67), B&B.
W: vonstackelberghotel.com

Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa offers doubles from €99 (£83), B&B, including the use of the pool and sauna.
W: vihulamanor.com

One of the great challenges of remote work can be staying energised. Lowering myself down the icicle-clad ladder to submerge me in the Gulf of Finland, the rush of tingling aliveness confirms it’s a problem I won’t be having after this particular long laptop day. Pegging it back through the fresh snow in my trunks before the freeze can seize my ankles, I must resemble a rather red penguin that has just consumed a triple-shot espresso martini.

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