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Christmas check list for passengers and store opening hours at Helsinki Airport

Article published
18.12.2019 at 14:50
Santa claus at the door of the new Christmas cabin.
This year, Christmas traffic is expected to take place between the 19th and the 23rd of December.

We recommend that you arrive at the airport in good time and book parking in advance. Follow the check-in time provided by your airline or tour operator. The busiest times at the airport are in the morning from 5am to 8am and in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 6pm.

At the bottom of this page, you will find information about how to pack and what you must remember when you travel during Christmas. There is also a list about the Christmas event at Helsinki Airport.

Opening hours during Christmas

Helsinki Airport is open normally during Christmas, 24 hours. Some stores and restaurants may have changes in their opening hours.

Terminal 1, gates 12–15

24.12.2019
Retail and Services open 05:00–13:30. Helsinki Market and Johan & Nyström open 05:00–13:30,
60° Bar and Grab & Fly closed. SAS lounge open 09:00–17:30.

25.12.2019
Retail and Services open 05:00–21:00 (normal opening hours). Grab & Fly closed, other Food & Beverage units open according to normal opening hours. Change Group (Currency exchange) open 05:0020:00. SAS lounge closed.

26.12.2019
Retail, Services and Food & Beverage units open 05:00–20:30 (normal opening hours). SAS lounge open 10:15–17:30.

31.12.2019
Retail and Services open 05:00–20:30. Helsinki Market open 05:00–18:00, 60° Bar 08:00–21:00, Johan & Nyström 04:30–18:00 and Grab & Fly 05:00–18:00. Change Group (Currency exchange) open 05:00–18:00. SAS lounge closed.

1.1.2020
Retail and Services open 05:00–21:00 (normal opening hours). Johan & Nyström open 08:00–20:30, Helsinki Market 05:00–21:30 and 60° Bar 05:00–21:30. Change Group (Currency exchange) open 05:00–20:30. SAS lounge open 13:15–20:30.

Terminal 2, Schengen, gates 16 – 31

24.12.2019
Retail and Services open 05:00–18:00. Pier Zero, Café Tapio, Oak Barrel and Upper Crust open 05:00–18:00, Burger King 11:00–18:00, O’Learys 06:00–18:00. Cafe Tori open 24h. Freshly Made, Wine & View and Fly Inn closed.

25.12.2019
Retail and Services open 05:00–18:00. O’Learys open 06:00–18:00, Pier Zero, Freshly Made, Café Tapio, Oak Barrel and Upper Crust 05:00–18:00, Burger King 11:00–18:00. Cafe Tori open 24h. Wine & View and Fly Inn closed. Change Group (Currency exchange) at gate 29 open 5:30–18:00.

26.12.2019
Retail and Services open 05:00–23:00 (normal opening hours). Food & Beverage units also open according to normal opening hours.

31.12.2019
Retail, Services and
Food & Beverage open 05:00–18:00. O’Learys open 06:00–18:00, Fly Inn and Burger King 11:00–18:00, Wine & View 05:00–18:00. Cafe Tori open 24h.

1.1.2020
Retail and services open 05:00–23:00 (normal opening hours). Food & Beverage units also open according to normal opening hours.

Terminal 2, non-Schengen, gates 37 – 55

24.12.2019
Retail and Services open 06:30–23:30 (normal opening hours). Change Group (Currency exchange) unit at Aukio, Café Koivikko, Moomin Coffee and Fair Taste café closed. Planet (tax refund) open 15:00–23:00, Ajisen Ramen and Jamie’s Deli 11:00–18:00, Smoothery 06:30–18:00. Other Food & Beverage units open according to normal opening hours.

25.12.2019
Retail and Services open 06:30–23:30 (normal opening hours). Planet (tax refund) open 15:00 – 23:00. Change Group (Currency exchange) unit at Aukio, Café Koivikko, Moomin Coffee and Fair Taste café closed. Ajisen Ramen and Jamie’s Deli open 11:00–18:00, Smoothery 06:30–18:00. Other Food & Beverage units open according to normal opening hours.

26.12.2019
Retail and Services open 06:30–23.30 (normal opening hours) and Food & Beverage units open according to normal opening hours. Planet (tax refund) open 15:00–23:00, Change Group (Currency exchange) at Aukio 6:30–21:30.

31.12.201
Retail and Services open 06:30–23:30 (normal opening hours). Change Group (Currency exchange) at Aukio 6:30–21:30. Planet (tax refund) open 15:00–23:00. Food & Beverage units open according to normal opening hours.

1.1.2020
Retail and Services open 06:30–23:30 (normal opening hours). Planet (tax refund) open 15:00–23:00, Change Group (Currency exchange) at Aukio 6:30–21:30. Food & Beverage units open according to normal opening hours.

Landside, terminal 1

24.12.2019 Urban Food Market open 05:00–18:00. Fågeli and WHSMith kiosk closed.

25.12.2019 Fågeli open 09:00–22:00. Urban Food Market and WHSmith kiosk closed.

26.12.2019 Normal opening hours. WHSmith kiosk closed.

31.12.2019 Normal opening hours. WHSmith kiosk closed.

1.1.2020 Fågeli open 06:00–22:00. Urban Food Market closed.

Landside, terminal 2

24.12.2019
Ulappa open 24h, Bistrot Helsinki 05:00–18:00, Burger King 10:00–24:00, MOI! Helsinki 10:00–18:00, Cesar's Little Italy 06:00 – 18:00. Planet (tax refund) open 6:00–18:00 and Change Group (Currency exchange) located in the departure hall T2 05:0018:00, other Change Group’s units are closed. My City Shop&Café, WHSmith kiosk, Porterage service and Helsinki region tourist information closed. Pharmacy open 9:00–17:00.

25.12.2019
Ulappa open 24h, Bistrot Helsinki 08:00–23:00, Cesar's Little Italy 06:00–18:00 and Burger King 12:00–05:00. Planet (tax refund) open 10:00–18:00 and Change Group (Currency exchange) located in the departure hall T2 open 05:3018:00, other Change Group’s units are closed. My City Shop&Café, MOI! Helsinki, WHSmith kiosk, Porterage service and Helsinki region tourist information closed. Pharmacy open 11:00–17:00.

26.12.2019
Normal opening hours. Helsinki region tourist information open 12:00–18:00. Porterage service is closed.

31.12.2019
Normal opening hours. MOI! Helsinki open 10:00–18:00, Burger King 10:00–24:00, Bistrot Helsinki 05:00–20:00 and Planet (tax refund) 06:00–18:00. Pharmacy open 05:00–18:00. Change Group (Currency exchange) located in the departure hall T2 open 05:00-18:00, Arrivals 2B open 08:45–21:00 and Check In 3 open 05:00–18.

1.1.2020
Normal opening hours. Bistrot Helsinki open 08:00–23:00, Burger King 10:00–24:00 and Planet (tax refund) 09:00–18:00, Helsinki region tourist information open 12:00–18:00. Pharmacy open 09:00–21:00.

Read what happens at Helsinki Airport during December.

Learn more about what and how to pack.

Read how to pre-book parking.

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