Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (HEL)

Possibility to spend the night at Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL)

Spending the night at the airport

Terminals are open 24 hours a day and have many services, so it is a good airport for passengers with cancelled flights or with connections or departures early in the morning. In this way, low-budget passengers avoid extra expenses in transfers and hotels.

Where to rest: There are more comfortable places in the Departures Halls than in the public area. Contact your airline to see if you can make the check-in and drop your bags before the security checkpoint closes for a few hours before midnight. Near gate 31 there is a carpeted lounge and some recliners to lie down. In addition, several waiting rooms have reclinable chairs and seats with no armrests. There are also three hotels inside the grounds. Another option is to access the VIP lounges by paying at the door or with different memberships. You have to take into account that they close before midnight and reopen at 5:30 am.

Baggage: The airport's left-luggage service only operates from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Eating and drinking: Alepa is a candy store that remains open through the night and is found in the Arrivals Hall. In addition, there are vending machines in different places of the terminals.

Shopping: Business hours vary between 4:00 am and 11:00 pm.

Restrooms: Showers only inside the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: The airport has a free and unlimited connection.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, internet kiosks, library, children's play areas, gas station, baby care facilities.


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Nearby Hotels

The GLO Hotel Airport is located on the ground floor of Terminal 2, while the Scandic Helsinki Airport is situated 200 meters away and the Hilton Helsinki Airport is connected to the building through a covered walkway. Some alternatives nearby, which also have transfer services for their guests, are:

Forenom Hostel Vantaa Airport (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
Clarion Hotel Aviapolis (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Forenom Hostel Vantaa Aviapolis (1.4 km/0.9 miles)
Scandic Helsinki Aviapolis (2.4 km/1.5 miles)
Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress (2.5 km/1.6 miles)

Latest updates: January 20, 2022

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