The large city of Espoo stands on the coast in southern Finland, just 12 miles west of the capital. This means it forms part of the Helsinki metropolitan area. So visitors who hire a car here can easily reach all the capital’s attractions, like the Sibelius Monument, Suomenlinna Island and the underground church. Seurasaari Open Air Museum and the Tamminiemi Museum are both on the Espoo side of Helsinki. Other highlights of the area include the Nuuksio National Park, home of the Siberian Flying Squirrel, and the Rantaraitti waterfront walkway. Beaches, watersports and archipelago adventures are close at hand too.