If you’re hiring a car in Vaasa, take the 2 minute drive north to see the Replot Bridge in Western Finland. The bridge is the longest in the country and connects mainland Finland with the outlying archipelago of islands. The smaller outlying islands are common to the landscape and most are available to explore via ferry trips, or you can take boat trips out to the smaller islands in good weather. Vaasa itself is also perfectly located to connect you to Sweden across one of the main ferry routes over the Gulf of Bothnia.