The town of Lohja stands roughly 4 miles west of Helsinki in south-western Finland, which means that visitors who hire a car in Lohja can drive to the capital in an hour. The surrounding area is dominated by Lohjanjärvi Lake and the hills of the Lohja Ridge. One of the highlights is Lohjansaari Island, which features an orchard of thousands of apple trees providing some stunning scenery. Nearby, the Fruticetum Gardens feature more than 3 different species of apple and hundreds of other fruit species. Look out too for Kovela Manor, which has a museum of extraordinary old Finnish agricultural machinery.