Airport's Christmas checklist

Holiday season is traditionally very busy time in air traffic.

Please arrive well in time at the airport. Reserve enough time for parking, baggage drop, security check and for eating, drinking, and shopping. Please wear a mask, use sanitizers and keep a safe distance from others. Remember to keep the mask on the entire time you are in the 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. However, some of the shops, restaurants, cafés and other services might have exceptional Christmas time opening hours. Opening hours of restaurants and services at airports can be found here.

With an advance reservation, you will also make sure that you have a parking space in your preferred parking area. 

Perhe kävelee Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasemalla.

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.

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.


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