The town of Iisalmi stands in central Finland, 295 miles north of the capital Helsinki. Visitors who hire a car in Iisalmi discover it stands amid the watery landscape of Upper Savonia. To the north is the Soinlahti industrial area, a centre for companies working in forestry and wood pulp. The Iisalmi region is also an area that offers plenty of outdoor recreation, from snowmobile routes to boat trips. The Paloisvuori sports centre offers downhill skiing, mountain biking, golf and jogging, while Kangas Park includes a pool, ice rink, tennis and skiing. Hikers can explore the Koljonvirta and Soidinvuori areas.