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Greetings from: Helsinki

Snaps from Finnair’s Inaugural Flights from SEA to HEL

Finnair is the trendy new international service to serve Airport Search’s home base airport in Seattle.

We were thrilled to hop on the inaugural flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Helsinki Airport (HEL).

And, sure, we love that we are able to inform humans we can now fly at once from Seattle to HEL(L).

(Courtesy Port of Seattle)

Flights to SEA to HEL now operate 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, using an Airbus A330.

Here are a few extra snaps from the gate celebration on June 1, a number of the inflight facilities, and some places we visited early in our Helsinki go to.

Thanks to Finnair for taking us along.

Cookies to have a good time the Inaugural Finnair Flight from Seattle to Helsinki

Souvenirs from the inaugural flight include cookies and baggage tags. For some passengers we met inside the gate region before the flight, those had been the only clues that that they had booked seats on new service from SEA.

Combined with the champagne or blueberry juice welcome drink and the Marimekko amenity package for enterprise elegance passengers, this was a very festive welcome.

SEA airport despatched off this inaugural flight with two congratulatory desserts for the crew, which they generously shared with passengers.

In Helsinki

We’ll have extra time to explore the airport on our manner home but we're advocated to look vivid spaces and artwork greeting passengers on arrival at the lately-upgraded terminal.

Licorice in Finland

Salted licorice (salmiakki) is a famous deal with in many Nordic countries and a ‘you adore it or you hate it’ treat for traffic from other international locations. The StuckatTheAirport.com team loves it. And we had been pleased to find a sweet keep not some distance from our inn packed with licorice types we’d in no way visible or tasted before.


Helsinki Attractions

We’ll proportion extra photos over the following few days, however with captivating guides from Visit Helsinki, a group of Seattle-region reporters has been roving around the town.

Rock Church

Temppeliaukio Church is, understandably, considered one of Helsinki’s fundamental vacationer locations due to the fact this Lutheran Church was carved out of strong rock, covered with copper, and blanketed with a UFO-like dome.

Helsinki’s important library – Oodi

Photo by way of Tuomas Uusheimo, Courtesy Helsinki Partner

Helsinki’s Central Library – Oodi – has books, of course. But this sprawling, welcoming space additionally serves as a community center and aid palace with the whole lot from an outside terrace and cafes, to work and assembly areas, recording studios with loaner contraptions, play areas for kids, three-D printing stations, sewing machines, and reputedly something you might want to apply or strive out.

We love the spiral staircase, a piece of art decorated with loads of words describing the extensive type of users that the general public recommended the library need to be dedicated to.


The Helsinki Art Museum – HAM – is hard to miss with this giant seagull head outside. We’ve but to make our way inside the constructing. But because approximately 1/2 of the 9,000 works of artwork in HAM’s series are located in public spaces, we’re able to experience the museum’s offerings as we stroll round city.

We’ll be returned with extra websites and spottings from Helsinki the following day.

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