The cheapest flights to Helsinki

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Finnairoutbound: 06-Jun-2024
direct (2h55m)
Finnairreturn: 08-Jun-2024
direct (3h05m)
Air Franceoutbound: 06-Jun-2024
1 stop (15h05m)
Air France
Air Francereturn: 08-Jun-2024
1 stop (5h45m)
Air France
KLMoutbound: 06-Jun-2024
1 stop (5h30m)
KLMreturn: 08-Jun-2024
1 stop (4h45m)
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Helsinki guide: how to get there, what to see

Distance from Helsinki city centre
7 mi
10 mi

Flights to Helsinki: practical information

Cheap airlines to Helsinki

Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL) is the main airport in Finland, welcoming flights from around the world. Finnair, KLM, British Airways and more offer cheap flights to Helsinki from the UK.

When to book flights to Helsinki

Summer is peak tourist season in the Finnish capital, something to keep in mind when planning your holidays in Helsinki. If you plan to visit from June to August, make sure you book your Helsinki flights at least four months in advance for the best deals.

  • Peak season: Summer, when temperatures are warm.
  • Low season: Winter and fall.

Flight duration

Direct flights to Helsinki take just under 3 hours from London.

Experience Helsinki: what to see, what to do

Helsinki is a treat. Founded in 1550 this city has been the capital of Finland only since the 1800s when it was rebuilt by the Russian tsars. Can you see the resemblance between Helsinki and St. Petersburg?

Essentials in Helsinki

Suomenlinna: So-called "Gibraltar of the North", this was once the greatest fortress in the Baltic Sea and dates back to the 1700s. Today you can tour the old buildings, catacombs, fortifications and more. Entry is free but the ferry ride to reach it isn't.

Kaivopuisto: For fresh air, head to Kaivopuisto, a beautiful park by the seaside on the southern part of Helsinki. There are a number of seaside cafes to sit down at and watch the promenade and the sailboats bobbing up and down in the water.

Neo-classical architecture: Helsinki is an architectural masterpiece, especially if you love the neo-classical period. Start in Senate Square where a statue of Alexander II stands. Aleksanterinkatu and the train station are also fine examples of the neo-classical style.

Find more information on Visit Helsinki.

Accommodations in Helsinki

Hotels in Helsinki tend to be on the expensive side compared to nearby countries but generally they're cheaper on weekends when the city's business travellers are away. The city doesn't disappoint however in the budget category with plenty of cheap hotels and youth hostels to go around.

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Travel Inspiration

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