Does Estonia have the similar freedom to roam, like in Sweden?

Does Estonia have similar laws for “free camping” like Sweden? Can you for example park your RV or caravan on for example state owned forest land for a maximum of 24 hours?


In Estonia, it is permitted to access natural and cultural landscapes on foot, by bicycle, skis, boat or on horseback. Check the official State Forest Management Center website (in English).

The following is permitted in nature:

  • accessing areas by foot, on bicycle, skis, boat or horseback in all places not prohibited on the basis of law(s);
  • being present in any area where access is permitted;
  • gathering wild berries, mushrooms, flowers, medicinal plants, hazelnuts and other natural products not under nature protection;
  • fishing bodies of water that are public or designated for public use with a simple hand line.

The following is prohibited:

  • accessing the immediate proximity of a person’s yard, plantations, apiaries, sown crops, grain field and other cropland where damage is thereby incurred by the owner;
  • lighting fires and camping without permission from the land owner or possessor;
  • hunting and fishing without relevant license, except for simple hand line;
  • injuring trees and bushes;
  • disrupting the peace of local inhabitants;
  • damaging the habitats and nests of forest animals and birds, gathering or removing their eggs, or otherwise doing harm to them;
  • damaging nature protection objects and protected species;
  • using motor vehicles where prohibited;
  • polluting nature

How do you get free public transport in Tallinn?

Tallinn is the first capital in the EU to provide free public transport to its citizens.


  • No free transport without a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP). First, you need a rental contract. Second, you go to townhall/city office (Linnavalitsus), register your tenancy agreement and you will get a local ID number. Third, you need to visit the Police service office to apply for the TRP (Applying for the TRP). When you get your ID-card you can register the green Tallinn travel card online for free transport.