Helsinki stands on the south coast of Finland. The capital city faces into the Gulf of Finland and an archipelago of more than 300 islands. Highlights of the area include Seurassaari Island, which is home for an acclaimed open-air museum of historic buildings collected from all over Finland. Similarly, the intact island fortress of Suomenlinna, is a World Heritage Site reached by ferries from the main waterfront. Visitors who hire a car in Helsinki can easily tour around using a good road network. Further afield youll find the huge Iso Omena covered shopping mall to the west and the extensive Puuhamaa childrens amusement park to the north. Helsinki Airport is about ten miles north of the city.