5 Things We Love About HEL – Helsinki Airport

Beyond, or possibly we ought to say regardless of, its top notch airport code – HEL- Helsinki Airport, operated via Finavia, offers travelers a few fascinating and considerate services in its new foremost terminal.

Here are some snaps from a excursion on our way home from every week exploring Finland after becoming a member of Finnair on the first flight from Seattle to Helsinki.

Here are 5 of the facilities we loved.

Welcome to Helsinki

Passengers coming into the arrivals corridor – and those awaiting their buddies or loved ones to reach – are greeted with a relaxing indoor garden with live flowers.

Thoughtful, automated sanitizing

Is that handrail smooth? In most airports, we don’t recognize. But at Helsinki Airport you can clutch on with self belief due to the fact the handrail is automatically sanitized all the time.

Art with a experience of place

‘Aukio’ (by way of Gate 40) is an oasis wherein passengers can wind down and enjoy Finnish nature.

The curved 360° LED screen is a projection, soundscape, and interactive wall offering a adventure thru Finland’s nature and its 4 seasons. The landscapes trade each 10 minutes, the speakers play nature sounds, and an interactive screen we could visitors create artwork with snowflakes, the Northern Lights, or autumn leaves.


Airport stores offer the entirety from Finnish garb and accessories through Marimekko to licorice-flavored liquors, reindeer pate, and bear meat. (If that’s your issue…)

Christmas Cabin

Santa’s yr-spherical home is in Finland, Finns and others will tell you. So it makes feel that Helsinki Airport has a Christmas Cabin proper there in the terminal.

Inside is a faux sauna, a storybook, Scandinavian-style furnishings and decorations, and a Book of Names in order that Santa knows who has been top or awful.

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