Latvia is fast becoming one of Europe’s hottest tourist destinations. Thanks to its ideal location along the Baltic Sea, an abundance of nature parks, forests, lakes and wilderness lure travelers to book flights to Latvia every year. This small country is also packed with history. Flanked by fabulous architectural landscapes and boasting a rowdy nightlife and pub scene, Latvia has something for every traveler. Whether your interests lie in the medieval towns, ancient museums and monuments, and grand palaces or in the middle of a bustling city center, you’ll be glad you booked a flight to Latvia.
While you’re there, make sure to find out when the devil visits again. Legend has it that once every 100 years the devil rises from the River Daugava and asks whether Riga, the capital of Latvia, is ready to succumb to the undersea world. Book a flight to Latvia now before the country disappears all together…
Latvia has very cold winters between December and March, when the average temperature drops to 24 F. Summers average a considerably more comfortable 61 F, while fall and spring are about 10 degrees cooler.
Whether you’re looking for a snow-filled winter holiday or a relaxing spring retreat in the sun, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Latvia.
Peak Season: Latvia experiences its hottest weather and long daylight hours during the summer months. Latvia’s cultural calendar is also packed during the summer months, and the increase in Latvian tourism brought about by Latvia’s summer festivals and the celebration of Latvian Independence day make domestic Latvia flights tricky to book during this time as well.
Off-peak Season: Cheap flights to Latvia are plentiful between the months of December and March, when visitors shy away from the winter chill. The ample snowfalls make for charming winter scenes in Riga and the Latvian countryside, and Gauja National Park is particularly stunning with its frosted pine trees and snow-covered forests.
After your cheap flight to Latvia lands, the best way to get around the country is by train. Latvia’s far-reaching rail network connects all major Latvian cities with other points in Northern and Central Europe. Busses are also a popular, affordable alternative to Latvia flights if you’re traveling from other points in Europe or within Latvia, and ferries arrive in the Riga from ports in Germany and Sweden.The following chart gives approximate journey times from Riga (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Latvia.
(prices quoted are from London)