New Relaxation Area in Helsinki Vantaa Airport

photo by: Juho Suoperä

photo by: Juho Suoperä

Update: this lounge was a test project that operated from September – November 2013.

Any day now, Helsinki Vantaa Airport will be opening a cool new relaxation area with different kinds of easy chairs and separate, closed spaces with beds and sleep pods.

The Relaxation Area is located in Terminal 2, next to gate 31.

Over the past few years, Helsinki Vantaa has emerged as a leader in providing transit travellers with services and comfort to enjoy during their stay in the airport.  The airport currently offers free wifi, rest zones with lounge chairs, a book swapping station, and pay-in lounges among other services.

Visit our Helsinki Vantaa Airport Guide

The Relaxation Area is a pilot project of Vantaa Innovation Institute’s Airport Concepts project.  Travellers who use the space will be requested to submit feedback so that they can further develop this new service.

Doesn’t this new space look great? It even looks like they have some carpet and pillows for those of us who don’t get a chair or bed and don’t mind the floor.   On my next flight to Europe, I’m going to look into flying via Helsinki.  Hopefully I’ll have a nice long layover.

Thank you Helsinki Airport and Vantaa Innovation Institute for thinking of us sleepy travellers!

The lounge is free to all travellers and open 24 hours.

Photos courtesy of Vantaa Innovation Institute

photo by: Juho Suoperä

photo by: Juho Suoperä

photo by: Juho Suoperä

photo by: Juho Suoperä

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Donna

Donna

Donna McSherry is a former travel consultant specializing in South America. As creator of The Guide to Sleeping in Airports she may be the only person who arrives at an airport super early and intentionally books flights with long layovers -- just to hang out (and nap) in the airport! A photography enthusiast, her travel photos have appeared in The Washington Post. Her favourite places are northern Chile, New York City and Hawaii. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.
Donna

About Donna

Donna McSherry is a former travel consultant specializing in South America. As creator of The Guide to Sleeping in Airports she may be the only person who arrives at an airport super early and intentionally books flights with long layovers -- just to hang out (and nap) in the airport! A photography enthusiast, her travel photos have appeared in The Washington Post. Her favourite places are northern Chile, New York City and Hawaii. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

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2 Responses to New Relaxation Area in Helsinki Vantaa Airport

  1. Albert November 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Please don’t tell lies, this doesn’t exist! We are now in the airport, and nobody knows this room… We are very disappointed.

  2. kaaviya October 8, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    We can enjoy with closed spaced beds and pods. we can feel comfortable.we can feel relaxation area .there rest zones with long chairs. we can enjoy during their stay airport.

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