In southern Finland, in the region of Päijänne Tavastia is the small city of Heinola. The beautiful placing of the city makes for some great scenic views in the surrounding areas. The city is edged by the Jyrängönvirta River, which opens up into an archipelago of islands just further north, typical to the Finnish landscape. If you’re hiring a car in Heinola, head to the Heinolan Lintutarha, a bird zoo where you’ll be able to spot all the species typical to the area. This zoo specialises in rehabilitating birds that have been injured or abandoned before releasing them back into the wild.