Links and useful information

Tourist information

The Latvian Institute Event guide

Virtual Latvia – Explore Latvia through this superb collection of tours and 360 degree panoramic views of Riga and beyond; also features a range of special events and places of interest to the visitor.

Latvia Tourist Information Patricia Ltd

Lonely Planet

1188 – website providing information on travel and services in Latvia

Another Travel Guide Riga 

Country holidays in Latvia

All Latvian Hotels

Currency exchange rates



Riga In Your Pocket – magazine on-line for tourist and general information

Riga This Week – magazine on-line for tourist and general information

City Paper – a combination of a news magazine and tourist guide about the Baltics

The Baltic Times weekly newspaper


The Latvian Language

Tilde’s Dictionary on the Internet Latvian-English

Latvian – English Dictionary


About Latvia

Latvian Folklore For Latvian folklore and dance enthusiasts. Includes also calendar of events.

Latvians Online Targeting Latvians abroad, with some news, reviews of Latvian-related websites.

An informative website giving details of Latvian Museums


International Schools

The International School of Latvia

The International School of Riga


Embassies and Chambers of Commerce

American Embassy

British Embassy

Canadian Embassy

American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

Australian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

Danish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Latvia



Scandlines ferry boats from Latvia and Lithuania

Tallink Ferries – operating daily between Riga and Stockholm (and other locations)


Theatres / Cinemas

Latvian National Opera – ballet, opera, concerts

Latvian National Theatre

Riga Russian Theatre

Splendid Palace (former Kino Riga) specialising in art-house films from Europe, in a very special setting. This is a national architectural monument, and private tours/screenings can be arranged.

Forum Cinemas – located by Stockmann

Cinamon – located at Alfa shopping mall



Riga weather forecast

Baltic Bike – cycle rental in and around Riga/Jurmala