Theme: Where Medieval Meets Modern

The Tallinn Experience

An HP TRIP ON STEROIDS (AND COBBLESTONES)

AUGUST 18 - AUGUST 31

You ready for the community of your HP family PLUS a more in-depth encounter with your surroundings? These two-week experience trips are just that; an HP trip on steroids.

Create one of a kind memories with incredible people. Wander cobblestone streets, explore medieval castles, and swim in the Baltic Sea. Get all the perks by setting up a new business in the EU. Do some casual work and networking in an organic setting.

Join us as we apply the HP magic to a more standard travel excursion where we pack in a lot of seeing, doing, shenaniganing, and experiencing of the city in two weeks.

Why Tallinn?

Because you ain't getting e-residency sitting in Utah

Chances are you haven’t explored much of Eastern Europe.

It’s time to change that.

Tallinn is a bustling new hotspot that deserves your attention. As one of the most tech-oriented cities in the world, overlayed on a town that’s a mashup of quaint medievalism and sharp modernism, Tallinn is bound to surprise you.

Explore green parks and sail through the bay while waving at Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Wander the cobblestoned streets and sip coffee at the town square while listening to the bells toll. Try your hand at the historic sport of ‘wife-carrying’ (it’s a thing, we promise).

Be prepared to be impressed with how this small country has surpassed most of the world to become a global leader in digital innovation.

The Experience

We are doing alllll the thiiiiings

Picturesque bell towers. Sweeping views from castles. Comfort food that will make you never want to go home.

We are doing all the cool shit. Bicycling around the city. Scoping out the old KGB spy centers. Workshopping on how to become an e-resident.

Get ready to fall in love with a city that you probably couldn’t place on a map before reading this.

Trip Highlights

Experience the best Tallinn has to offer with these *included activities*

Accommodations to end all accommodations

Always included with our trips but we had to mention it because we outdid ourselves with this one. We’ve only got 2 weeks and, with so much to see and do during the day, and eat and drink at night, we want to make sure we are well rested… in style. Scroll down to see what we mean.

Welcome dinner

Settle into the city and meet your HP fam while having a traditional meal. Eat some home-baked rye bread, smoked fish, and organic berries straight from the hills. Finish it off with a drink made from birch sap. And then probably some more bread.

As the Estonian adage goes, “Respect the bread. It’s older than you are.”

Workshop on how to become an
e-resident

What’s e-residency? It’s an attempt to create a country without borders and is all the rage in the digital nomad community. Piloted in Estonia, e-residency allows you to set up a digital residency with all sorts of perks without ever living in the country.

Want to open an EU bank account or set up a business in the EU? This is for you.

Talk on history and the
transformation of tallinn

Learn the history of Estonia and how Tallinn transformed from a medieval city to the Silicon Valley of Europe and a global leader in digital innovation. Learn how behemoths like Skype and TransferWise have their roots here.

network with local startups, companies, and organizations

Have some drinks and hobnob with the people that are taking the lead on governance, social mobility, education, and responsible tech in one of the most innovative cities in the world.

Add on events and side trips

Unlike our normal HP trips where side trips and outings are often organized or collaborated on by participants, on an Experience Trip, there’s no time for that! So all research and planning is taken care of for you. All. Of. It.

Planned daily activities you can sign up for at an additional cost include: day trip to Pärnu, trying out those local saunas, and a bicycle tour through the city.

Other Cool
Shit In Town

The fun doesn’t end there. We will have optional daily activities to make sure you maximize your two weeks.

  • Stroll through Raekoja Plats, the center of the Old Town since medieval times
  • Visit museums ranging from spy centers to ancient history
  • Swim or sail in the Baltic Sea
  • Explore the city by bicycle
  • Eat typical medieval and modern Estonian cuisine
  • Experiment the traditional sauna rituals sometimes hosted in local ponds
  • Day trip to Pärnu, Estonia's summer capital
  • Enjoy city-wide celebrations and events during the Great Week of Summer

Our home base

The cool neighborhood close to everything you need

We got you covered. We’re staying in kickass digs situated in the neighborhood you are dying to stay in – Old Town!

In case you have forgotten, the entire Old Town area is designated as a UNESCO heritage site for being the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe.

Read: this part of town looks straight out of a fairytale.

 

Whether you are looking for quaint medieval architecture, underground art scenes, or the best home-brewed beer on tap, the area we are staying in has what you’re looking for.

Private rooms in top notch apartments

We ain’t fronting. These apartments are beautiful.

Sleek design, big rooms, open plans with natural light. Take your morning coffee as you soak in the energy from the city.

Experience Tallinn the way it was meant to be experienced—with a mix of tradition and modernity.

Plus, with plenty of room to sprawl out, you can do some work from home and really make your coworkers jealous.

Priced At $1700*

*Get $100 off when you book with an HP Trip before or after!

What's Included:

  • Ridiculously awesome private-room accommodations
  • Welcome dinner with local cuisine
  • E-residency workshop
  • Talk on the history and transformation of Tallinn
  • Networking event with local entrepreneurs and organizations
  • Research, planning and booking of all other events (extra charges may apply for some events)
  • SIM card to keep you connected
  • A kick ass group of people to experience it all with

The Dream Team

Troubleshooting, rose-drinking, karaoke-singing, and all-round superheroes, our kick-ass support staff are destined to become your new BFFs.

Hacker Paradise facilitator on art tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Renata Aquino

Head of Program

Renata co-founded two businesses in Brazil and a social project focused on startups. Passionate about building communities and collaborative environments, she’s been working in this space for eight years before becoming Head of Program for Hacker Paradise.

She chases summer around the world on a quest to find the best ice cream.

Hacker Paradise facilitator hosting at a coworking space in Medellin, Colombia

Sara Magnabosco

Head of Admissions & Facilitator

Sara, from Italy, joined Hacker Paradise as Trip Facilitator after spending four years in rainy Belgium running one of the most active coworking space in Europe. With a background in Sociology, she loves being surrounded by people and help them to connect and create meaningful relationships.

Tea drinker by day, she never refuses a beer at night.

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