Long layover at Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL) or in nearby hotels

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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

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. If you have a bigger budget and want to get a better rest, you can use the Sleeping Pods, which even have spaces to store your luggage (€4.50 an hour + an additional if you request blankets, pillows and water.) 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: There are lockers on the ground floor of both terminals (maximum storage period: 7 days), so you can forget about your bags until check-in time.

Eating and drinking: Options open 24 hours a day are available in Terminal 2: Cafe Tori (gates 26-27), Nordic Kitchen (gate 35), Ulappa (Departures level). 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

Individual pods from GoSleep next to gates 28 and 50. 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 Helsinki Airport (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Forenom Hostel Vantaa Aviapolis (1.4 km/0.9 miles)
Scandic Aviapolis (2.4 km/1.5 miles)
Scandic Aviacongress (2.5 km/1.6 miles)

Latest updates: May 13, 2019

  Scoring of Helsinki Vantaa airport

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