Estonia is bordered by the Baltic Sea, the Russian Federation and Latvia is the most northerly of the three former Soviet Baltic republics. It is a country of scenic beauty with many forests, lakes and islands. Tallinn, the capital, is Estonia's international gateway. In addition to direct daily flights to/from all major Scandinavian (Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen,Oslo) and Baltic cities (Riga, Vilnius) there are direct flights from all major European hubs like London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam and regional hubs like Prague and Warsaw. Eastward connections are from Moscow and Kiev.