Capital of the Happiest Country in the world

Helsinki is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green urban areas. Helsinki is the largest city in Finland and the metropolitan area is the home of 1.4 million people.

In 2019, the Helsinki metropolitan area was the most popular travel area with a 43% share of all foreign overnights spent in Finland. The number of overnights totaled 3.0 million. Helsinki area is getting more and more popular among the leisure travelers especially during the summer months.

Essential three points

  • Internationality: over 62,000 foreign residents and 16% of population with a mother tongue other than Finnish or Swedish
  •  Average length of stay 1.8 nights for international visitors
  • Point-to-point traffic split: 55% leisure travelers, 28% business travelers, 12% visiting friends and relatives, 5% other.

Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport is the leading transfer airport in Northern Europe and the largest airport in Finland. In 2019, more than 22 million people traveled via Helsinki.

Helsinki Airport’s strengths combine excellent operations with cost efficiency, We want to maintain these strengths even as the number of passengers grow. In near future the airport will expand more than 250,000 square meters. The number of bridge gates for wide-body aircraft have doubled from 8 to 16. Baggage handling capacity will increase by 50 per cent. 

The airport serves passengers 24/7.  All under one roof, next to three runways.

Runway 1 is 3,500 metres (11,483 ft), Runway 2 is 3,060 metres (10,039 ft) long and Runway 3 is 2,901 metres (9,518 ft) long.

Map of Finland with Finavia airports marked on it.