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Helsinki Airport: Our most recommended tours and activities

Helsinki Airport (HEL): Premium Lounge Entry

1. Helsinki Airport (HEL): Premium Lounge Entry

Located in the non-Schengen Area of Terminal 2 in Helsinki Airport, Plaza Premium Lounge Helsinki boasts the first in-lounge playroom set within a modern and bright lounge ambiance, complemented with breathtaking apron views. Get 3-hour access to the lounge and take a break before or between flights, a perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. Make use of all the lounge facilities catering to the needs of travelers, such as comfortable seating, a live kitchen, a bar, shower rooms, charging stations, complimentary WiFi, and computer workstations.

Helsinki: Private Transfer to/from Helsinki Airport

2. Helsinki: Private Transfer to/from Helsinki Airport

Ensure your trip is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer between Helsinki International Airport (HEL) and your hotel or accommodation in Helsinki city center. Choose from 2 suitable vehicle options that give you the comfort and space your transfer needs.  For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, a sedan vehicle can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. For groups of up to 7 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 7 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Meet your friendly English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall or get picked up at your accommodation. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

3. Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

If you have 3-4 hours between flights at the Helsinki airport you can travel to the city center to get an overview of this far northern capital and its inhabitants. You’ll have a chance to meet a local resident, passionate about Helsinki and its culture and history, who will help you make the most of your short time here. The guide will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and travel with you to Helsinki’s city center. From the airport, the train trip takes approximately 30 minutes. See some of the city’s most interesting sites, including the magnificent Senate Square and the surrounding 19th-century neighborhood. You’ll also see the unique Church in the Rock and several other places that are local favorites. After the excursion, head back to the airport with your guide, who’ll take you directly into the departures hall.

Helsinki: Private Transfer To/From Helsinki Airport

4. Helsinki: Private Transfer To/From Helsinki Airport

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki city center.  Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall and track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Get help to load your luggage into the sedan or minivan depending on your group size. The journey between the airport and the city center is only 30 minutes, the driver will drive you to the right place surely and safely with the best possible route and quickest timing. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards. You are also welcome to ask your driver for any advice in regards to your stay in Helsinki.

Helsinki Stopover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfers

5. Helsinki Stopover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfers

Avail of an itinerary that has been especially designed to cover the top 12 attractions of Helsinki, perfect for travelers with a short stopover at the airport. Learn hidden stories known only by your guide to make your trip unique.  Get a meet and greet at Helsinki Airport, and then head to the Töölö district of the city center to see the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1952 Summer Olympics. Continue to the Sibelius Monument by Eila Hiltunen in Sibelius Park, and then marvel at the National Romantic façade of the National Museum of Finland. See where the Parliament of Finland sit, and admire the contemporary architecture of the Kiasma Museum. Gaze in wonder at the Temppeliaukio Church, built directly into solid rock. Pass Esplanade Park and the 19th-century Old Market Hall near Market Square. See the monumental Uspenski Cathedral on the way to Senate Square, and then take a look at Helsinki Cathedral, built as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.

From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport: Helsinki Layover Walking Tour

6. From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport: Helsinki Layover Walking Tour

Make the most of your layover at  Helsinki-Vantaa airport with a sightseeing walking tour. Hop on a train to the city center and see sights like Esplanadi Park and Uspenskin Cathedral before taking a train back to the airport. Meet your guide and take a convenient train to the Central Railway station. Marvel at elegance of the neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral and the imposing Uspenskin Cathedral. Stroll to the vibrant Old Market Hall where you can buy some Finish delicacies to try. Take in the vibes as you enjoy the greenery at Esplanadi Park. Hear local stories and facts from your local guide as you walk.

UK and Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

7. UK and Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in UK and the 34 most visited regions in Europe. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, La Reunion, Romania, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration.

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What people are saying about Helsinki Airport

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Was it good? No. It was amazing! Mikhail picked me up at the airport (my flight was late though). Before flying I contacted him and he responded in a very friendly manner and also really fast. We went by train (which was also around 10€) and he showed me Helsinki. From statues, fountains, and cathedrals to the library, I saw lots of things. In general, since I had delay and therefore left a bit earlier than I would have liked to, was with him for approximately 2,5 hours. He brought me directly back to the airport. But I have one favorite moment to share with everyone who is, at least somehow interested in culture apart from architecture. He explained how they celebrate Christmas, told me about their politics and so on. It was an amazing time and I would recommend this tour to everyone! But I would also recommend him as a person if you decide to choose something else he offers. Kiittää again!

Great tour from knowledgeable and fun guide!

Great way to go for a woman traveling alone. Mikhail was a great tour guide from the very beginning. He contacted me to set the time and place of meeting and offered to help with locking up my luggage at Helsinki airport beforehand. He was at the designated meeting spot right on time, helped me buy my train ticket into Helsinki and took me on an interesting guided walk of the old town of Helsinki then took me back to the airport. All in all it was a seamless and interesting way to spend a 9 hour layover!

It was wonderful experience. I was there with my family. It was a bit of walk but very windy so we had to quit it since other family member felt so tired due to the flight of 10 hours. Our guide was Darius and he had a historic knowledge in depth. He was ready to tell about everything you want to know. If i have a chance to visit helsinki again, I will certainly book this trip again. Thanks Darius.

Fantastic city tour! Darius is very knowledgeable and accommodating. I had injured my foot a few days earlier. He modified the tour so I could still see the sights. Highly recommended!

Excellent service. Arrived early and let us know exactly where to meet. Car was spotless and very comfortable. Excellent driver!