What is there to do around Helsinki Airport?
Whether you’re here for a short or long layover, here are 12 things to do on a layover at Helsinki Airport.
- Enjoy a good meal.
- Get a massage or haircut.
- Check out the art and aviation.
- Get married!
- Play some games.
- Pick up a new book.
What can you do in Helsinki layover?
During a layover you can visit Helsinki’s Central Library Oodi, go ice swimming or experience local nature. We gathered together the best tips to help you familiarise yourself with Helsinki and Vantaa during a short stay. At times, every air passenger has to spend hours in an airport waiting for a connecting flight.
Is Helsinki Airport open 24 hours?
The Helsinki Airport is open 24/7. However, you probably have to pick up your luggage after arrival and then you’d have to spend the night on the landside of the airport where there aren’t as good places for sleeping as there are on the airside.
Does Helsinki Airport need transit visa?
No, if you don’t leave the airport’s transit area. If you have a Schengen visa, you can leave the airport and visit the city.
Can you leave during a layover?
Yes, you can leave airports during domestic layovers. For example, if you’re a US citizen on a layover within the US, then you can leave the airport legally and safely.
Is Finland open for tourists?
As of 26 July 2021, travel to Finland is possible for all travelers who meet the following health requirements: You can present a certificate of having received the full COVID-19 vaccines 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory testing for people who meet this requirement.
Is Helsinki a walkable city?
Helsinki is a dream city for walking: it’s easy to breathe, there’s always something new and interesting just around the corner, and the distances are short. The walking routes presented here reveal the city’s unique neighbourhoods, the places beloved by locals, and many well-kept secrets too.
Can I exit the airport during a layover?
Yes, you can leave airports during domestic layovers. For example, if you’re a US citizen on a layover within the US, then you can leave the airport legally and safely. (Just make sure you’re back in time!)
What does gate area mean in Helsinki Airport?
Gate area = The area that is after the safety control. At Helsinki airport, it includes the gates and services (more on those later). Most navigators give you driving instructions when you type “Helsinki airport.”
Is the airport in Helsinki connected to Asia?
Traffic statistics. As of 2018, Helsinki Airport is connected to Asia with over 140 weekly flights. When ranked by connectivity, the airport is the best-connected airport in Northern Europe with around 10,000 connections worldwide, 85% more than in Copenhagen which is the 2nd best-connected airport in the Nordics.
Where is the street address for Helsinki Airport?
Most navigators give you driving instructions when you type “Helsinki airport.” The actual street address that you can type in is Parkkitie, 01530 Vantaa. Note that close to the terminal buildings, you have to select the right roads based on the signs (such as T1, T2, P1, P2). I’ll explain these signs later. Psst…
Where do you go to switch flights in Helsinki?
You can access the airport from both terminals, check the screens and go into the departure area of the correct terminal. The gates between the two terminals are within walking distance. This is why Helsinki airport is the ideal place to switch flights! You don’t need to wait for a bus ride from one terminal to another.