Just 6 miles northwest of Helsinki, the city of Lahti stands on the edge of Finland’s watery lake district. Visitors who hire a car in Lahti can take advantage of some of southern Finland’s best snow sports facilities and the popular Enonsaari Island in the Lake, where families flock to enjoy the scenic spots for swimming and picnics. Further afield, Kelvenne Island is considered one of Finland’s most picturesque, and Pyhaniemi Manor is one of the country’s most important stately homes. Orimattila has the biggest outlet mall in the region, and Messilä has the largest ski centre in southern Finland.