What to do near airport Helsinki
1. Finnish Aviation Museum.
Address: Karhumäentie 12 (Tietotie 3), 01530 Vantaa, Finland
Museum is located just outside Helsinki Airport, 20-25 minute walk
from the Terminal. A taxi to the museum costs approximately €7.
The local trains I and P from Airport via the Ring Rail. The closest train station is Aviapolis, choose the exit towards Aviabulevardi. The Aviapolis train station is located 150 metres from the Museum.
Adults €10; Children (7–17 years)- €7; Children under 7 years - FREE.
Museum collection boasts about 80 aircraft and countless other items related to the world of aviation. Flight simulators offer virtual flying experiences for all, together with experienced instructors. Guided tours available.
Mon–Fri 10-20; Sat & Sun 10-17. Closed on 1.1, 23-24.6, 6.12, 24-26.12, 31.12 and during special events.
2. Flamingo Spa Helsinki
Flamingo Spa Helsinki is a water park for the whole family and peaceful adults spa and indoor playpark Naurusaari in Vantaa, close to Shopping Center Jumbo and Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
Spa offers warm pool, the therapeutic mineral water pool, the 6 saunas, over 20 luxurious treatment rooms. Sauna Yoga or Sauna Pilates class available.
Water Park Flamingo offers different kind of pools and slides, a Finnish sauna. Attraction Pool with currents and bubble baths with the temperature 32 degrees Celsius. Sports Pool 25 m long for water gymnastics and ball games. 2 Jacuzzis. The Childrens Pool for the small ones. The water park has the Upstream Pool, where you can swim against the current. In the middle of the pool, there is a water massage point for the neck and shoulders. There are slides for experienced riders and also family safe slides for smaller kids.
Flamingo Spa is open every day of the year.
3. Science Centre Heureka
The Finnish Science Centre Heureka - interactive science and technology center in Helsinki. It offers theme exhibitions, planetarium films and events. Plan to spend there 3-4 hours min for visit with children.
Interactive exhibitions, laboratory experiments, basketball rats show, workshops, documentary showings, Heureka planetarium and fun for whole family.
Museum is located in the Tikkurila area of Vantaa. 7 km from Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
Open year-round. Children under 6 years free of charge. Adults ticket in 2019: 22€. Children (6-15 years): 15€.
4. Jumbo Shoping Center
Jumbo Shopping Centre is a big shopping and entertaiment mall located in Vantaa Aviapolis, just 4,5 km from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. There is bus connection between airport and Jumbo.
Jumbo offers variety of stores, hypermarkets and department stores, restaurants and playgrounds for kids. There are 2 playgrounds for kids inside the Jumbo + Entertainment Centre Flamingo with an indoor adventure park for children called Naurusaari and Flamingo waterpark and SPA.
You can borrow a stroller from information desk (1. floor, central square) and get a name tag for your child where to mark down a phone number.
Address: Vantaanportinkatu 3, 01510 Vantaa
Jumbo open: MON-SAT 9-21, SUN 11-18.
Hypermarkets open: MON-SUN 7-23.
Frequently asked questions about Helsinki Airport hotels
IS THERE ANY HOTEL IN HELSINKI AIRPORT THAT OFFER DAY ROOMS FOR A SHORT NAP AND WASH UP?
GLO HOTEL HELSINKI AIRPORT offers day rooms between 9:00 - 17:00. Max. 8 hours. Smart rooms from 69€, Comfort rooms from 89€. The price includes: a room for 1-2 persons, use of the gym, business center services. Hotel is located inside the airport.
GoSleep - sleeping pods inside the airport. Area is open 24h. Located after the security control in Terminal 1, next to Gate 28, 3rd floor (Schengen area). The Pod is equipped with secure storage space for standard size hand luggage under the seat, a power outlet or USB.
WHAT ARE THE NEAREST HOTELS TO HELSINKI AIRPORT?
GLO HOTEL AIRPORT is located inside the airport terminal, outside the security and passport control. Hotels SCANDIC and HILTON HELSINKI AIRPORT are located in a short walk from the terminal (200-300m through the covered passage).
WHAT HOTELS ARE THERE NEAR HELSINKI AIRPORT WITH FREE SHUTTLE?
There are few hotels in the surrounding area of Helsinki Airport with easy and free shuttle service: Bonus Inn Airport Hotel, Best Western Airport Hotel Pilotti, Scandic Helsinki Aviapolis, Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress, Holiday Inn Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
HOW LARGE IS HELSINKI AIRPORT?
Helsinki airport is not huge. There are 2 Terminals connected to each other. You can walk in 20 minutes from one side to the other side of the airport.
IS THERE FREE WIFI AT HELSINKI AIRPORT?
Yes. All over the Terminal. Free Wi-Fi with unlimited use for all passengers at Helsinki Airport. 100Mbs. The connection displayed automatically on your screen under the heading HEL Free Wi-Fi-Open