Mikkeli is a university town that stands among the lakes and rivers of southeastern Finland. This ‘Lakeland’ is a popular area for Finns to visit for holiday cottages and outdoor activities. If you hire a car in Mikkeli you’ll be able to tour this watery landscape and visit the highlights of the region. These include the Salmela Arts Centre, one of Finland’s most acclaimed galleries, and the Miekankoski museum of log-floating. Close by, Mikkeli stands on the shores of Lake Saimaa, which is a popular area to explore with walking trails and boat trips.