Helsinki Airport (HEL)

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Lentokenttä, Vantaa
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  • Akil C.
    "The most convenient way to get downtown is on the Finnair bus."(7 Tips)
    Minna M.
    "Great shopping and free WiFi, what more can you ask for?"(65 Tips)
    Katarína D.
    "Clean, comfortable and spacey."(11 Tips)
    Leo S.
    "Nice spaces, clean, lots of places to eat."(18 Tips)
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  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaDecember 24, 2012
    Not London, not LA, and not Paris either: No, the honorary title of World Design Capital belongs to Helsinki - at least in 2012. Our travel report for Helsinki will show some highlights of the city. Read more
  • Leo S.
    Leo SumulongAugust 11, 2014
    Although it's a fairly busy airport, this one is surprisingly calm. Nice spaces, clean, lots of places to eat. Grab yourself a Fazer chocolate at a shop and get acquainted with Moomin while you wait.
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • xushaha
    xushahaOctober 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best airport I've ever been. It is not so crowded, no big queues on check in and security control, free WiFi. Also you can find many electrical outlets here.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Akil C.
    Akil CumberbatchOctober 15, 2014
    There's free WiFi which actually works. The most convenient way to get downtown is on the Finnair bus. You can purchase tickets from the information desk or on the bus itself.
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • Joni
    JoniMay 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    For the cheapest ride (€4) into the city centre, take bus 615 outside terminal 2 (platform 21).
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Nokia
    NokiaAugust 8, 2011
    Welcome to Finland, the land of a thousand lakes and home of Nokia! Use the free airport Wi-Fi on your phone to connect with friends and family.
    Upvoted Nov 3
  • Gilbert C.
    Gilbert CorralesNovember 10, 2013
    If you r looking for breakfast and have a little time to spare, go to gate 14a there is a breakfast buffet. For €14 you get a lot more for ur money than just buying a sandwich at one of the kiosks
  • Yaseen R.
    Yaseen RoccaSeptember 15, 2015
    Free WiFi. Comfortable seats. Big grocery shop, Alepa, in T2. Good coffee in both, T1 & T2. Steadily becoming an efficient, smooth, and peaceful hub for Eurasian travel.
  • Sascha P.
    Sascha PallenbergJune 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the most convenient airports in the world. It took me just 10 minutes from the cab to the gate. Oh and they have a pretty fast free wifi.
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaOctober 3, 2015
    First of all, purchase prepaid SIM card at KIOSK before heading to Helsinki city !! And if you have single ticket for a train, do not forget to validate a ticket on a train.
  • Carolina E.
    Carolina EstradaJanuary 9, 2014
    Best waiting place at gate 24 of T2. A meter away from main entramce to gate there are two tables with the most comfortable chairs at the gate. Enjoy the waiting time!
  • Hanna L.
    Hanna LeskinenSeptember 7, 2014
    Alepa in the arrivals floor sells Finnish food for those who dare to try karjalanpiirakka and such. A perfect spot right after landing for Finnish expats with cravings ♡
  • Grace L.
    Grace LeeSeptember 2, 2014
    This is one of the best airports for wifi and charging station availability. Not too far from center city Helsinki by bus. Clean.
  • anthony p.
    anthony poullainAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the Best Airport in Europe ... and probably the best one... Allowing you to use Internet for FREE [not like some French ## Airports ...]
  • Althea S.
    Althea StearnsAugust 19, 2014
    Use the Finnair bus only 6.30€. Makes a few stops (certain hotels on request) before reaching the Helsinki rail station. Only a 30 min trip.
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • Tommi H.
    Tommi HokkanenJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rent a mobile broadband for your visit in Finland. It is the best way to use Internet while traveling. Get it from Zonga in Arrivals terminal 2A or Avis desk in the corridor between terminals 1 and 2.
  • Tero A.
    Tero AngeriaSeptember 14
    Been here 25+ times
    Efficient, clean, authentic.. pretty much everything works, regardless of the weather..
    Upvoted Oct 21
  • Yahir D.
    Yahir DelzoOctober 29
    Good spaces, good stores, best of all free wi-fi access. Two options to take taxi: take out, is more expenaive or take inside with others in th same route, cheaper.
  • Toni L.
    Toni LaaksoApril 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There seems to be at least one Finn missing from all the flights. Irritated calls "This is absolutely the final call for mr. so and so. Your gate is closing" fill the air. Don't be that guy.
  • Jenny J.
    Jenny JaakkolaFebruary 12, 2015
    The departure hall is right next to the gates, quick service and very clean and neat. Not a massive amount of shops. Non-schengen gates are far away, go to pass control well ahead of time!!
  • Dainis
    DainisJanuary 23, 2015
    Check from which terminal your flight is departing - there are two of those! Free wi-fi available on all airport. If you are in need for some coffee - Starbucks is near the entrance on T1.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TaylorAugust 5
    Great for food shopping but don't rely on it as they run low on stock easily (if you are looking for Finnish food). Great luxury and kitchenware shopping options
  • Brommabo
    BrommaboApril 25, 2015
    Good but expensive duty free shoping with famous brand as Marimekko, Arabica and Moomin. Free Wi-Fi in all airport. Best coffee in Terminal 1 at Johan&Nyström.
  • Lauri V.
    Lauri VOctober 18, 2013
    Best airport in the world! Unlimited and free Wi-Fi and view to the runaways :) And fast baggage claim
  • Anna-Leena T.
    Anna-Leena TeppoJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice and quiet sitting area with comfy chairs and electricity outlets in Terminal 1 next to gate 16. No need to worry for someone watching over your shoulder :)
  • Luka I.
    Luka IvanovićAugust 16, 2015
    Go Sleep pods, if free, are great for private dark sessions, online, or asleep. Not all the buttons always work, and the usbs and power outlets are optionally on though...
  • Charles R.
    Charles Ryan TeoJune 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Passenger-friendly airport, one of my favourites in the world! If you dislike transiting at LHR or FRA, you should consider here, its much more pleasant than those airports
  • Mohamed E.
    Mohamed ElouafiMay 23, 2015
    Fast transfer, fast check-in. I loved the lounge it's a top class, there's a bunch of verity food.
  • Boris F.
    Boris FrolovJanuary 25, 2015
    Great airport, very calm very friendly with free WiFi and free charges for devices.
  • Markus K.
    Markus KujalaFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't want to pay 3eur for water, bring an empty bottle through security and fill it up in the bathrooms. Finnish tap water is better quality than many bottled brands.
  • Kuba Ś.
    Kuba ŚwiętosławskiSeptember 11, 2012
    Free wifi and also very pleasant people working here willing to help you with almost everything. :)
  • antti k.
    antti kaukorantaNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    With the Stockmann First card you can go to the Finnair non-Schengen lounge. There's also a buffet food place downstairs if you want to eat but don't want to spend a lot.
  • Altan .
    Altan 😎March 3, 2014
    I really like this airport.. Definitely convenient for every situation .... Cafe tori nice place to hang out, spending some time .. Also good prices ...
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeAugust 12, 2015
    There are "sleeping pods" dotted around the airport where you can lie on a flat bed, isolate the noise by closing in a shutter - even charge your phone inside! Get snapped up really quickly though.
  • Juha H.
    Juha H.July 14, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    25min train connection to Helsinki downtown now open! Choose either direction - all trains stop at Helsinki Central Railway Station.
  • Jacqueline D.
    Jacqueline DortmansOctober 22, 2013
    I like how the wifi is free (and excellent), the queues are short, there are seats with power, and the passport officers act all tough.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SergioNovember 18, 2014
    Everything was so fast, that I didn't even realize that we were in Finland already! Even though tough Finnish guys asked us questions like "How long? Accommodation? Where?" Etc, it was all ok!
  • Dennis K.
    Dennis KnotheSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you travel to/from Tampere, take bus 61 to Tikkurila, then Pendolino train to Tampere city center. Fast, easy and cheap. And the train has WiFi!
  • Natalia T.
    Natalia TApril 3, 2014
    Very easy way to get to the city centre: Finnair bus runs every 20 min, costs 6.30€. Comfortable staying in- chargers for phones are available.
  • Elena I.
    Elena IvanchenkoJanuary 5, 2015
    If you're looking for a cheap food - go to Starbucks and turn back - grocery store will provide you with everything. Even microwave :) I'm fool and happy :)
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BoyOctober 6, 2012
    Thank you Air Baltic for charging 30 EUR for a single bag. Tipp: Pay for the bag online and spend only 20 EUR. Still ridiculous but worth it!
  • Pavel S.
    Pavel SimurdaSeptember 26, 2013
    I spent a night here. It was difficult to find a AC plug. I found one in the passage from T2 to T1 in behind the seats almost in T1, near Europcar and corner with cafeteria.
  • Agata Z.
    Agata ZhmogeliukasJune 30, 2014
    Relaxation area is not even similar to the one in the pictures and videos presented online. Take a sleeping bag and something to sleep on if you want to take a rest there.
  • Roman N.
    Roman NaumovNovember 2, 2014
    Good airport! A lot of places to charge the devices, self-service, good shops, places to sleep. It's easy really to oversleep flight!! 😄
  • WDC Helsinki 2012
    WDC Helsinki 2012March 8, 2012
    There are 63 Finnish design elevators and 20 escalators in the airport taking care of you vertical transportation needs. Enjoy the ride!
  • joteixa
    joteixaMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Small and nice airport with free-wifi. Try to eat before the security-control, is cheaper (in Picnic or in the restaurant near the hotel entrance in terminal 2, I can't reamember the name!)
  • Nico B.
    Nico BraunJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free Wifi, friendly staff and fast security procedures. Also alot of duty free shops
  • Utku B.
    Utku BirkanApril 20, 2013
    free wireless with good coverage, easy connection to the city center and friendly environment. wish i will be there soon.
  • Inna
    InnaJuly 7, 2013
    A very nice Cafe Picnick in the arrival area, friendly atmosphere and unlimited free Wi-Fi all over the airport!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BruckJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the new Almost @Home Lounge that recently opened. Not as crowded as the other lounges.
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