Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Estonia?
One of mainland Europe's most northerly countries, if you're planning on driving in Estonia it would be wise to brush up on your winter driving
techniques and preparations. Bordering Russia and separated from Helsinki
in Finland by less than 100km of Baltic Sea, if you're visiting Estonia, be prepared for bitterly cold temperatures and the challenges that brings to driving and renting a car in Estonia. Famous of many of its 'ice roads' the normal driving rule book goes out of the window and if you're inexperienced or not confident to drive in the icy conditions it might be best not to take on the journey.
That said, with the right preparation and knowledge, driving in Estonia needn't be something to be afraid of. Unlike the UK
, the infrastructure and roads in Estonia are designed to cope with more than a few inches of snow. All rentals cars in Estonia will be fitted with appropriately labelled winter tyres when required by law.