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Helsinki, the vibrant capital of Finland, is where modern design seamlessly mixes with unforgettable natural beauty and rich history. Nestled along the shores of the Baltic Sea, Helsinki shows off with a long list of serene landscapes to take in. It’s easy to see why the city has been nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Baltic Sea’.

Fly to Helsinki with British Airways and discover the striking architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, which is carved into solid rock. Soak up the thriving market atmosphere at the Old Market Hall before taking some time to wander through the picturesque streets of the Design District, showcasing Finland’s innovative approach to arts and crafts. Witness Helsinki's magical coast coming alive at the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where historic fortifications meet photo-ready sea views. Before you leave, make sure to embrace the city's sauna culture, unwind in its luscious parks or hop on a ferry to explore some nearby islands. Book your holiday to Helsinki now.

Helsinki flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Helsinki?

A flight from London Heathrow to Helsinki Airport takes just under three hours.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Helsinki?

Summer and winter are the most popular times of the year to visit the city, so book your flights in the spring or autumn to save while enjoying the changing seasons. You can look forward to blooming gardens or colourful foliage with fewer crowds. Just remember to bring layers for the changing weather.

Is Helsinki cheap to visit?

You can make a trip to Helsinki fit any budget. Explore the bustling Market Square, where local vendors sell budget-friendly Finnish treats. Relax in the city's charming parks, like Esplanadi and Sibelius, which are perfect for picnics and leisurely walks. Discover iconic free-entry sites like Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral. Take advantage of Helsinki's efficient public transportation system to navigate the city on a budget or join a free walking tour to revel in the impressive design scene.

Is it easy to get around Helsinki?

Once you land in Helsinki Airport, the city centre is just 20 kilometres away. You can catch an airport shuttle bus or a taxi from outside the terminal building, which should get you to your destination in around 20-30 minutes.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Finland has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit Helsinki?

Helsinki is the perfect destination to enjoy beautiful nature and modern architecture in one place. To complete your trip, explore Kallio, a hipster district with quirky cafes and vintage shops before relaxing at Loyly, a stylish waterfront sauna complex. Then wander through Kaivopuisto Park, where you can take in sea views and tranquil green spaces. Don't miss the annual Helsinki Festival either, a vibrant celebration of Finnish arts and music.

Why fly British Airways to Helsinki?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Helsinki Travel Essentials

Flight time

3 hr

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31 December sees the Old Town turninto a giant party as celebrationsare held in the streets

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