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Experience the beauty and ecological wonder of Tallinn as it takes the crown as European Green Capital in 2023! With some of the cleanest air in Europe and an abundance of diverse species, Tallinn’s extensive green network is a nature lover’s dream. Discover an array of protected animal and plant species, including rare and unique finds, as you explore the city’s 60 parks, 11 wildlife areas, and over 100 individual sights – all under protection.

Immerse yourself in the city’s rich ecosystem, from lush parks to serene bogs and even an island, all while enjoying the convenience of free public transportation for residents and conference delegates. You definitely donʼt want to miss this opportunity to witness Tallinn’s commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation.

Discover the best eco-friendly team-building activities Tallinn has to offer in 2023:

INTERACTIVE ORIENTEERING GAME AROUND TALLINN OLD TOWN

Embark on a thrilling journey through time as you explore the enchanting Old Town of Tallinn, the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe! Take your phone, answer questions and navigate your way through the city on a fun self-guided orienteering game. Admire the breathtaking Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets, and charming architecture that have captivated visitors from all over the world.

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GREEN BIKE TOUR

Get ready to pedal into an adventure of discovery and culture as you explore the different corners of Tallinn on two wheels. Discover the beauty, culture and history of Tallinn on an exciting cycling tour! See the city’s major attractions like the picturesque seaside promenade, grand Kadriorg Palace, Presidential Palace, Song Festival Ground and more.

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CITY TOUR BY PRIVATE TRAM

Step aboard a private tram and embark on a unique and exclusive tour of Tallinn that will reveal sights and experiences beyond the ordinary. Discover the beauty of Kadriorg Park, the modern and developed city centre, and the Soviet-era suburbs that most tourists never get to see. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages on board as you make your way through Tallinn’s diverse neighbourhoods. This tour will offer an intimate and unforgettable experience of Tallinn.

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MORNING RUN

Escape the crowds and experience Tallinn on an early morning running tour. Enjoy a scenic run along the seafront promenade and around Tallinnʼs UNESCO-listed Old Town, stopping along the way to admire the beautiful medieval buildings or take photos. There is a very nice variety of options for running in Tallinn, whether it is a historical ʻtourʼ of the old city, paths along the Baltic Sea, or simply through the plethora of lovely parks.

KALAMAJA STREET ART TOUR

Explore the rich history and culture of Tallinn’s up-and-coming Kalamaja neighbourhood on an art tour unlike any other. Discover stories from ancient times that have shaped the neighbourhood as a hub for factories and heavy industry during both the Russian empire and the Soviet era. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a unique statue of a bathing fish, climb the roof of the City Hall, and admire street art that sits on the border between sea and land.

MAKE YOURSELF A SOUVENIR OUT OF LEFTOVER LEATHER

Reduce, reuse, recycle! Unleash your creativity and learn about sustainable practices with renowned Estonian designer, Stella Soomlais. At her studio in Tallinn’s Telliskivi Creative City, you’ll have the chance to participate in interactive leather workshops where you can make your own leather wristbands, watch straps, key holders and other accessories. Stella shares her passion for leather craft and teaches the importance of recycling, reusing and repurposing materials. Take this opportunity to create a personal item or unique gift and infuse it with genuine emotion.

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MEET A SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGNER

Spend an afternoon with Reet Aus, a sustainable fashion designer notorious for her role in the upcycling industry. As a PhD holder, she has developed industrial upcycling principles that significantly reduce the fashion industry’s impact on the environment. Her method is to recycle fabrics leftover from mass production and use them in new designs. This innovative approach is revolutionizing the industry and promoting sustainable fashion.

VINTAGE TOUR WITH A LOCAL SHOPPING GUIDE

One of the most dedicated shopaholics and street-style photographers in Tallinn will introduce you to the best vintage shops, second-hand stores and a flea market plus you will get great photos of yourself!

PLANT TREES TOGETHER WITH YOUR PEERS

Looking for an outdoor team-building activity that is fun, impactful and meaningful? Planting a tree in one of Estonia’s national forests is a perfect way for your team to give back and connect with nature. It’s also a great opportunity to experience the country’s natural landscapes. Tree planting is possible from April to October when the weather is nice and the soil is so. Help combat deforestation and make a positive impact on the environment.

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EXPERIENCE A TRUE ESTONIAN BOG

Estonia boasts a unique and ancient landscape from – the bog. These mystical natural landscapes are not to be mistaken with swamps. Bogs are peaceful and mystical places to rejuvenate your mind and body. Experience the tranquillity of a bog walk, take a refreshing swim in one of the stunning bog lakes during sunrise or join a yoga class surrounded by peat moss and cranberry blossoms as the sun sets. Reinvigorate your body and soul in the serene and peaceful environment of Estonia’s bogs.

GET A TASTE OF THE LOCAL CULTURE ON A FOOD TOUR

Take a local food tour to really get a true taste of Estonian cuisine, including a variety of forest foods, fresh produce, the emphasis on farm-to-table for Estonian chefs, and the local eating culture and holiday food traditions.

ZERO WASTE DINNER

Fotografiska Tallinn, a satellite gallery of Stockholmʼs renowned Fotografiska photography museum, is located in the heart of Telliskivi Creative City. The gallery’s restaurant was awarded a Michelin Green Star for its commitment to gastronomy and sustainability in May 2022. The restaurant has achieved zero waste status through local foraging, ethical suppliers, composting, and reusable food containers. The zero-waste philosophy of the restaurant reflects respect for ingredients and preserving all parts of the product to reduce its carbon footprint. The restaurant creatively uses all parts of ingredients that usually get thrown away like roots, stems, leaves and bones, skins, and peels. Everything is put to use in both the kitchen and the bar, making Fotografiska Tallinn a must-visit destination for those looking for a unique dining experience with a sustainability focus.

POP-UP OUTDOOR RESTAURANT

Experience the best of Estonia with a unique combination of breathtaking natural landscapes, authentic outdoor adventures and rustic yet delicious local meals. Enjoy high-quality meals sourced from the surrounding nature while on a hike or outdoor activity of your choice such as bog walking, bushwalking, canoeing, fat bike riding or kayaking. Let experienced partners set up an outdoor restaurant at a campfire site near your chosen adventure path, even deep in the woods. The experience is served in a beautiful natural setting and cooked on a live fire. Have the head chef prepare the meals for you and share stories about the dishes for an even more personalized experience.

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FORAGING GOURMET

Do something that every Estonian loves: hand-pick local, seasonal delicacies from the forest, prepare them with the help of a master guide/chef and enjoy your creation there in the same natural environment.

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THE STORY OF ESTONIAN CIDER

Join this workshop to discover the history and current landscape of cider production in Estonia. You will get an overview of the 12 whole juice cider producers, their cider-making philosophy, orchard-based production, gipsy producers, and bottle label issues. Learn to recognize the regional-specific apple flavour in different apple-based beverages and taste 10 different types of Estonian-made apple beverages including full-juice apple lemonade, cider, 2 flavoured ciders, apple sparkling wine, apple wine, ice cider and apple brandy.

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING

Get some exercise while learning a new skill in a scenic environment! Escape the city bustle of Tallinn and set out on a peaceful paddling expedition on Pirita river with this instructor-led stand-up paddle surfing session. For more adventures, sunset SUP tours, morning hikes and SUP yoga tours in a bog about an hour from Tallinn are also available.

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LEND A HELPING HAND

Nowadays corporate social responsibility (CSR) matters more than ever – we all want to make the world a better place, whether on a macro or micro scale. There is a variety of CSR activities available in Tallinn: painting park benches, cleaning the beachfront, helping elders with daily chores, helping out at a local food bank, volunteering at local animal sanctuaries, organising fun events for children in need, planting trees, organising fundraisers, assembling care packages and more.

LEARN ABOUT DIGITAL ESTONIA

Estonia is often named ʻthe most advanced digital society in the worldʼ. Our e-story is unique and fascinates the international community, interest in Estoniaʼs e-solutions has continued to grow over the years. No wonder more and more people wish to come to Estonia to learn about digital leadership, ultracool E-solutions, and famous startups. Book a visit to E-Estonia Briefing Centre or invite a dedicated speaker to your event!

SUSTAINABLE ACCOMMODATION IN TALLINN

Tallinn has a wide range of accommodations for all tastes, including a selection of hotels and accommodations that put emphasis on sustainability.

FIND OUT MORE

Visit Tallinn Convention Bureau
Kaarli pst1 / Roosikrantsi 2
Tallinn, 10119

T: +372 640 4414
E: convention@visittallinn.ee
W: www.visittallinn.ee

Event planners can find out everything about organising their events in Tallinn here.

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