Southern Finland combines marine landscapes, historic towns and luxurious boreal taiga. It is also the location of the Finnish capital Helsinki. Nicknamed 'Daughter of the Baltic', it is the political, economical and cultural center of the country. All southern towns and villages in Finland have a rich cultural heritage testified by the churches, castles and fortresses in this area. This territory is also marked by the Great Lakes region, famous for its typical wooden cabins and the relaxed lifestyle Finnish people enjoy here.