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Helsinki Airport Review

by web-administrator (February, 2015)


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(Guest Review) Really open and fresh, many places to sleep, rarely full and busy, many check in and baggage drop counters, friendly staff

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Helsinki Airport Review

by web-administrator (February, 2016)


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(Guest Review) It's a calm airport. I had to sleep in terminal with my luggage cause I arrived too late (9pm) to register it and go through security. I found a place in a small restaurant, there were cushions, enough place for legs and even to rest my head ( but not on the table). I just saw two policemen and was reliefed that they didn't come to say 'you have to move'. So I was just disappointed because I couldn't go on the securised zone where it seems to have better places (I would like to test their sort of eggs in which ones you can sleep for 5 or 7 per hour). In the end, I slept less than one hour because it was my first time sleeping in airport, I was alone and I didn't wanted someone could steal me.

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Helsinki Airport Review

by web-administrator (February, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Came to the airport using the new train, Worked fabulously. The security check took les than 1 minute.. Had a great service at restaurant that is specialized in Finnish cuisines.. The free wifi is just great.! Had to spend the night there and had a place to sleep and there was also restaurant open all night 😊 everything was flawless.

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Helsinki Airport Review

by web-administrator (November, 2015)


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(Guest review) Very comfortable airport to sleep. Found a quiet gate with long padded seats. Slept better than in some hotels

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Helsinki Airport Review

by web-administrator (November, 2015)


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(Guest Review) Helsinki is rather small Airport but everything worked good there. It was easy to find everything, it was good restaurants, nice Lounge area and Friendly people serving passengers there. I liked it very much.

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Awful

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Aspire Lounge - If you count on eating here, think again. Most awful buffet spread ever.

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Airport night closure-no sleeping possible

by web-administrator (April, 2016)


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(Guest Review by wildtripper) Bad experience. They close the airport from 11 pm to 4 a.m (no security personnel remains inside), so they advised us in advance and at 11 pm made us get out. Outside no seat.

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Be aware of Schengen, and which restaurants to find on each side of the passport control

by web-administrator (February, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Helle) I had a 3,5 hrs transfer between the Delhi incoming flight and the Oslo flight. I wanted to eat at the Sushi place, but realised too late that this was in the zone I had just left. I managed to talk my way out of Schengen again thanks to my Norwegian passport and sweet smile, but for other travellers be aware of that you will not find the same services and restaurants inside the Schengen ares of the airport as outside. For example the Finnair sauna is outside Schengen. Anyhow, the sushi was so-so compared to the price.

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Better than a hotel

by lloyd_wallace (January, 2015)


Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Airside
Pros: Free (overnight only) sleeping pods. Toilets right next to them. Free wifi.
Cons: Expensive food only


There is no need whatsoever to get a hotel if you are staying overnight in helsinki, 2015 was my third year running staying overnight here. The sleeping pods are great, with charging sockets in them and storage under the bed for you hand luggage. The pods are free overnight, and it means that you can stay right by the gate and get a proper nights sleep without the fuss of getting a bus back and forth to a hotel. I LOVE IT

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good place to crash

by web-administrator (October, 2015)


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(Guest Review) I came with a flight that landed 1am, and my train didn't leave before 6am. I was only carrying hand luggage. So I never went out through the exit, but stayed airside where I slept on a bench, close to a few other fellow airport sleepers. It was rather quiet and comfortable.

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Sleeping pods are not free

by web-administrator (January, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Casey Ryback) For those who said the three sleeping pods at gate 31 are free, thats not so! You just had luck of not bumping into the employee whos chargin money i suppose :) i was woken up by a lady who said all of these sleeping pods are not free. And 5 euros per hour cost a hotel stay if your transfer is really long. Nevertheless , i had a good nap at gate 31 abcde, downstairs, on a bench. The airport is quite and clean. Have a good trip!

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Video report of sleeping in Helsinki terminal

by web-administrator (August, 2015)


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(Guest Review by John) HEL was my first terminal that I decided to sleep in. I slept there 2 nights in total, during the longest stay I arrived at 5pm for a flight at 8am the following morning. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the terminal was and the availability of decent (nearly) flat benched. I filmed my experience and you can find the trip report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HbI9O-elrM

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Helsinki Airport Review

by web-administrator (May, 2015)


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(Guest Review) At the moment, Helsinki airport is going through major work (May 2015). It was impossible to find seats at my designated departure gate. Also, it was not very clean, and toilets were not satisfactory. Seating anywhere was hard to find except far away from my assigned gate. Perhaps, once they get the work done, this hopefully will improve. But, as it is now, it is quite poor. On a positive note, they had something I have not seen other places, USB outlets for charging tablets, etc. Still, next time I travel, I am going to try for some other connection.

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A Good Kip

by web-administrator (January, 2015)


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(Guest Review) After arriving in Helsinki yesterday i decided to skip getting a hotel for the night and head to the airport to sleep over and await my early morning BA flight back to Heathrow. On arriving at Helsinki on the newly opened railway line from the city centre I made my way to terminal 2. As I hadn't checked in and my flight was in the morning I thought i would be resigned to kipping on the floor landside by the check-in gates. However after logging on to the BA website (via the free ultra fast and unlimited(!) wifi supplied by the airport) I realised that I could check-in early so I made my way through security to airside. There are several amazing kipping areas through security (airside). These are as follows: 1. By gate 31 near the sleeping pods - there are 3 free ones. The others you have to pay for (currently a summer promotion of 5 euros per hour - these looked under used so I don't expect there'll be here much longer). Lots of sockets to charge phones etc. Benches have armrests so you'll need to kip on the floor or one of the pods to get a good sleep - or bring a sleeping mat. 2. Downstairs from gate 31 on the ground level (gate 31 a,b,c,d & e - if i remember correctly). A very quiet area (even more so than upstairs by the main gate 31 area). Lots of places and absolutely no-one around all night long. Best sleeping area under the escalators and stairs (as long as no-one comes down them!). there are toilets on this level too. 3. The book swap area/room also near gate 31 - a quiet haven which has its own toilets for those overnight calls of nature plus sockets etc. My top tips for people stuck landside (by the check in gates) are as follows: 1 continued >>

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Helsinki Airport Review

by web-administrator (February, 2015)


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(Guest Review) The Kainuu room near gate 30 is perfect for sleeping with a fluffy carpet, and two 'beds' of sort (really long recliners). There are also sleeping pods at the airport, some free and some not.

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