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Helsinki Vantaa Airport

by web-administrator (January, 2014)


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(GUEST) Outside of its busy hours, Helsinki Airport is a quiet airport. Handling a big part of the Asian-Europe flights, it guarantees a multicultural yet Finnish look of things, good food & drinks, many shops (my personal favourite being the Moomin shop), cozy sleeping area with actual beds, beautiful views to the runway from both terminals and - the best-selling part - a free Wifi access. Traveling around Europe I've seen fancier lounges, bigger duty free shops and those huge A380 planes. On those aspects Helsinki Airport still has room to evolve. But nowhere in the world have I seen luggage handled as fast as they do at Helsinki Airport.

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Very comfortable night

by FighterMan (May, 2014)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside
Pros: Quiet, lot of space, air conditioning, leather seats, no armrests, sockets
Cons: Long distance between online schedule screens


I had 18 hour connection on return leg of my Prague-Keflavik trip. Choosing Helsinki and Finnair was the best possible decision. I came into airside at 10 pm, and spent very comfortable and easy night for free. When I felt asleep around 11pm, I woke up 6 hours later, when first passangers showed up at gate I slept at. Leather benches, airco, and silence are the biggest advantages of sleeping in Helsinki. If you can choose Finnish, I recommend to.

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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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