Europe : Finland : Helsinki : Vantaa


Pleasantly Surprised !

by Gracie_YYC (November, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Good for the tired and weary. Absolutely Free! Clean and Modern.
Cons: High volume of users might not get you a spot.

I was actually looking for a place to sleep nearby the airport. Arriving from Prague at 20:00, I was to depart at 08:30, so I searched online. I was not quite sure if what I read would be what I will expect; especially after seeing those pictures and, that is was totally FREE of charge. What you will find: After going through the glass door entrance, you will see different types of seats; 1. 'Silence Chairs' with adjustable table for your laptop, power outlet, with glass walls for a lil bit of privacy, it swivels so you can also look at the monitor or the TV. 2. Sleep pods. This one is really interesting. You can sit and recline and work on your computer OR recline it further and enclose yourself by pulling overheard to sleep. There are about 4-5 of these. 3. Bunk Bed types: there are four of these available. it works by using the continued >>

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Not as good as previous reviews said

by gabbianella (July, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside
Pros: I'm on vacation!
Cons: Freezing AC, no relaxation area as advertised

Rome-Helsinki arriving at 12.00 am Helsinki-Chicago leaving at 3 pm. Terminal 2 (sleeping at gate 22) The airport's site still advertise the 'relaxation area' that, unfortunately, doesn't exist anymore! So we kept searching for a good spot to sleep nearby gate 30. The UE flight area is busy and noisy day and night. So just some advice: if you'll be boarding from gate 33-40 (non UE flight) go immediately through the passport control and enter the 33-40 gates zone. There you'll find comfy lounge chair, big spaces and silence for a good sleep.

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Not bad at all.

by tashore14 (March, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Airside
Pros: Nobody bothers you.
Cons: A weird art display kept waking me (yes, really).

After arriving on a late flight from Copenhagen, I was hardly going to find a hotel; especially not in overly-expensive Helsinki. I didn't have checked-in baggage, so I slept airside. The bench I found was comfortable and cushioned. However, a weird art display was nearby my makeshift bed. The piece of art, unfortunately, carried an audio component, which continually woke me, particularly with a creepy footsteps sound. I might have moved, however,I was the only person airside and became slightly nervous about alerting officials, as it was -25 degrees outside and I really didn't fancy freezing to death after being kicked outside.

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Fine place to sleep

by vladis (January, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Just for the fun of it
Where: Airside
Pros: free wifi, lot of free AC plugs behind chairs
Cons: a bit cold in the night

This was my first flight from this airport. Sleeping overnight here was fine. Best time to sleep is imo between 12 PM and 5 - 6 AM in case after this time it is a bit crowdly. When you start to save energy in your laptop, etc. look behind seatings - there are free 220V AC plugs (oposite check ins). Good opinion is sleep with in ear earphones and covered eyes. Good luck :)

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Don't go through security if you are transfering...

by jl09je (August, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside
Pros: Seats with no arms, plugs in cafes, free and fast wifi
Cons: Better seats and lounger chairs to lie in before security

I was flying from London-Shanghai via Helsinki and had a 17 hour stopover. My biggest mistake was proceeding through security as there were so many comfy chairs and loungers by the gates! It is much quieter and there is less people walking around by the gates. Of course, if you want proper food, you would need to proceed through security as there are just vending machines around the gates. On the whole, in the 'arrivals' it wasn't too bad as I brought a sleeping bag which I highly recommend as the 'padded' chairs are actually quite hard. Also brought ear plugs and an eye mask as the lights are on all night (although dimmed). I looked on this website and saw most people recommending the area between Terminals 1-2. This was the quieter area (although people walking through with suitcases) Note: The security gates close around midnight continued >>

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