Heinola is located in Southern Finland, in the Päijät-Häme region, amidst waters, ridges and forests. Heinola has great connections: it takes just over an hour to drive to Helsinki along the highway and less than half an hour to drive to Lahti. Heinola is a good place to grow up. The people living among the waterways, forests and ridges make this city in Eastern Häme a story that is worth experiencing even from far away. Home is the most important place for a person, for large and small alike. A home in Heinola means space and security, rest and fun things to do. Heinola also offers excellent opportunities for various hobbies, such as culture, sports, boating, fishing and other outdoor activities.