For those who are looking for an authentic experience of the local life rather than typical tourist attractions, Year of Maritime Culture will make it simple to peek into the daily life and folklore of the locals.

‘The Coastal Trip’ – peek into the daily life and folklore of the locals

The coastal people here have always been appreciated for their kind, helpful, humorous, hard-working and carefree attitude. The folks of Estonian coastal villages are particularly assiduous, hospitable and cheerful from April to October. 

That will be the period for the series of events called ‘The Coastal Trip‘ in different coastal villages of Estonia, featuring specialists and spokespersons, who will speak about the history, distinctive characteristics and traditions of the village. True, they will do it in the local language mostly, but besides that, the local communities will be presenting their activities and cultural ways, in which even visitors from farther afield will be well able to participate.

In some places, fish will be smoked and delicacies from home kitchens will be served; in some villages, local handicrafts will be on sale; while in other places there will musical performances or folk dancing. Where possible, the visitors will be shown around the village or taken to a trip on the sea. And after returning from the sea, it cannot be ruled out that the guests will have to participate in gutting the fish or taking care of the nets.