1. For the flexible business traveller
Gate areas with soft chairs and cafes are cool working places if you do not mind the noise. Recharging stations for laptops, tablets and mobile phones are always nearby.
Try the Johan & Nyström café next to gate 13. The cafe has a very sophisticated interior design, and you get excellent coffee and tea.
If you are close to gates 26-27, go to Cafe Tori. If you have visited the market square in Helsinki, the place catches some of that feeling. Just plug in your computer and work. People are chatting, and old Finnish hits and the scent of Finnish pastry fill the air. You can also use Power Kiss, a wireless charging service.
If you need a pair of head phones, buy a pair of Belkin's from the Reader's book shop. They are available at least in white and black.
2. For the privacy-seeking business traveller
If you appreciate a more private working space, you can choose between lounges, Suvanto working and resting places and the book swap. Recharging stations are always nearby.
You can find a nice working spot at any of these lounges. They offer you many other services, too. They include, for example, food and drinks, magazines, and some even offer a shower or sauna experience.
"Everyman's lounge" Kainuu, gates 30-31: Relaxed lounge with a piece of Finnish nature.
SAS Lounge, gate 13: Big sophisticated lounge with Scandinavian atmosphere.
Finnair Lounge, gate 22: Stylish roomy lounge with Finnish design.
The Aspire business lounge, gates 27-28: Comfortable lounge with Finnish design.
Almost@home Lounge, gate 32: Home-like lounge with a "living room" and "home office".
Finnair Lounge, gate 36: Stylish roomy lounge with Finnish design. Includes a Premium Lounge (in the picture).
Suvanto working and resting places
Suvanto, what does it mean? It means a calm resting place in Finnish. Suvanto is also a perfect place to work, because you sit inside a wooden "cubicle", that encloses you into your own private bubble.
There are three Suvantos, each with six cubicles, at Helsinki Airport.
And finally, a small secret. Some people have found a nice working and reading spot at the Book swap close to gate 27. It is like working in a living room; a couple of comfy chairs and shelves stuffed with books.
The writer enjoys working in the hustle and bustle of Helsinki Airport. Maybe you will meet her in one of the Suvantos one day.