Please arrive well in time at the airport. Reserve enough time for parking, baggage drop, security check and for eating, drinking, and shopping.
Here are some useful tips for packing
- Please also check how to pack your skis and snow boards.
- Security check instructions
- Check which items you are allowed carry
- How to use digital services at Helsinki Airport
How to pack Christmas food
Pack all Christmas foodstuffs and drinks in cargo hold luggage. These include for example:
- bakes, cakes and other pastries
- foods containing curd cheese, butter and mustard
- canned foods, e.g. roe
- mulled wine and other drinks
Christmas star pastries, gingerbread and confectionaries are allowed onboard as hand baggage.
Travelling through Helsinki Airport
During Christmas and New Year, the Helsinki Airport is open as usual 24/7. However, Some of the shops, restaurants, cafés and other services might have exceptional Christmas time opening hours.
At Helsinki Airport, a cloakroom service is available. Airpro Travel Services 24h is located on the services floor of terminal 2. You can also store items in the lockers found in terminal 1 and 2. Storage time is maximum 8 days.
Helsinki Airport is the official gateway of Santa, Rovaniemi Airport his official home airport and Finavia his dedicated runway operator. We, the Finavia people, have the priviledge to work for Santa, be his little helpers on a mission to delight people all around the world. Please, read more here.
Travelling through other Finavia airports in Finland
Other Finavia airports are open depending on the air traffic schedules. Check more detailed information on airport's homepages.