The small coastal city of Oskarshamn is just 47 miles north of the regional capital city, Kalmar. It grew up behind its busy harbour and has a heritage as a ship-building centre, which has now been supplemented by a thriving Scania truck factory and large nuclear power station. The harbour is also a centre of tourist trips to some of the 5, islands in the Oskarshamn Archipelago. Visitors who hire a car in Oskarshamn have an opportunity to visit the rest of the Kalmar area, including the World Heritage site on the island of Oland and the scenic coastline of the Kalmar Strait.