Helsinki, Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL), Finland

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Facilities & infrastructure


There are ATMs and currency exchange kiosks in the arrival and departure areas of both terminals.


Wi-Fi internet access is free within designated areas. Alternatively, there are internet kiosks in various locations within the terminals where customers are charged a fee. Charging points for mobile devices are available throughout and include wireless charging stations.


There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars in both terminals, including a 24-hour fast-food restaurant in the Terminal 2 arrival area and a round-the-clock café in Terminal 2 Departures.


There are numerous shops at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport selling designer items, electronics, duty-free goods and souvenirs such as woollen jumpers, Moomin gifts, liquorice sweets and cloudberry jam.


Children’s playrooms are available at departure gates 16, 20, 30 and 38. A pharmacy is on hand in Terminal 2 Arrivals to deal with minor medical issues. An on-site spa area includes a pool, saunas and a massage service.

Conference & Business

The Helsinki Airport Congress centre (tel: 0207 629 732) in Terminal 2 has nine meeting rooms; the largest of which seats 140 people. These rooms are equipped with the latest audiovisual and communications systems.

A VIP service in Terminal 2 offers a range of services, including check-in, security screening, and passport control and customs inspections.

Airport lounges include the Aspire business lounge, which offers refreshments and shower facilities, and the cosy, family-friendly Almost@home lounge.

The Hotel GLO Helsinki Airport (tel: (09) 5840 9445; features a private meting room with an adjacent sauna, while the Hilton Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Hotel (tel: (09) 73220; has an extensive range of meeting and conference facilities for up to 350 delegates.

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Surrounding area Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is accessible to disabled passengers, with dedicated toilets and spacious lifts on every floor. Disabled parking spaces are available in front of both terminals and in the main car parks. Information desks are equipped with induction loops and staff have been specially trained to cater for passengers needing assistance.

    It is recommended to notify the airline of any special requirements, such as use of wheelchair or oxygen tank, when booking travel.

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    General information

    Flughafencode: HEL

    Number of Terminals2


    General airport information desks are situated in both terminals. There is a tourist information desk in the arrivals area of Terminal 2, which also sells transport tickets.

    Transfer between Terminals

    The terminal buildings are only 300m (328 yards) apart and are linked by an internal walkway.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport:
    Helsinki has a comprehensive integrated transport system, with trams, buses and metro all included on the same ticket, although it is possible to buy tram-only tickets if you prefer. All tickets have to be bought from ticket machines – while you can pick up tickets on some forms of transport, tram drivers will not sell you anything. Choose from single, which for €2.50 will give you unlimited travel within Helsinki for an hour, regional which includes Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen, and day. Alternatively, there’s the Travel Card, a reloadable smart card that lets you pay on a pay-as-you-go basis and is available from all the main stations.

    Cabs are easy to pick up and fares are regulated by the government, so are never uncomfortably high. Hailing a cab will cost you €5 (€9 after 9pm) and the meter ticks over at €1.52 per kilometre.


    Hotels in Helsinki


    From simple B&Bs to palatial five-star hotels, there’s no shortage of places to stay in Helsinki – whatever your budget.

    Most are stylish, with quirky Marimekko prints popping up almost everywhere, and in true Finnish style, nearly all have saunas.

    Hotel Kämp

    Pohjoisesplanadi 29
    00100 Helsinki
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    Category: Expensive

    A glamorous pile in central Helsinki, Hotel Kämp is well worth the price tag.

    Klaus K

    Bulevardi 2-4
    00120 Helsinki
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    Category: Moderate

    A seriously stylish boutique hotel conveniently located in central Helsinki.

    GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki

    Kluuvikatu 4
    00100 Helsinki
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    Category: Moderate

    Chic neutrals and a private entrance to the Kämp Galleria shopping centre make this a good choice for design fans.