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Leaving for your autumn holiday from Helsinki Airport? Read our travel tips

Article published
10.10.2023 at 08:28
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Helsinki Airport will be busy during the autumn holiday season, i.e. weeks 41–43. The busiest travel times will be in the morning between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and in the afternoon between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A large number of passengers departing for their autumn holidays will be passing through Helsinki Airport during weeks 42 and 43. There are many departing and arriving passengers during the autumn holiday weeks. Especially on Friday, October 27th, many departing passengers are expected in the terminal.

Please make sure to leave enough time for the things you need to do at the airport, such as check-in and security control. If you are travelling to a destination outside the Schengen Area, you will need to go through passport control to get to your departure gate.

Tips for a smooth journey

  • Book parking at Helsinki Airport in advance to get the best price and parking space in the parking area of your choice. Helsinki Airport has four parking halls in front of the terminal and an outdoor parking area.
  • Subscribe to the free MyFlight service to get information about services near your departure gate. A new food court and many new shops have opened at Helsinki Airport.
  • Read the packing instructions and use Finavia’s search engine to check what you can pack in your hand baggage and what you can pack in your checked baggage.
  • A total of 2 litres of liquids per passenger are allowed through the security control in Helsinki Airport’s departures hall. There is no need to remove electronics and liquids from bags at security control.

Further reading

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