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Review: Finnair Lounge Helsinki Airport

The entry of Finnair Schengen Lounge in the Terminal 2 Helsinki Airport

Finnair Schengen Lounge is easy to find. Just head to the gate 23 and take stairs or elevator up.

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Finnair Business Class Lounges In Helsinki Airport

There are 3 different Finnair Lounges in the Helsinki Airport. Just recently Finnoy Travel flew to Madeira for a week winter vacation. We started our journey by visiting Finnair Business Class Lounge in the Schengen area of the Helsinki Airport. It was a timely visit to spend a voucher we bought last year sold by Finnair, an offer of buy one get one free.

It was our second time to visit this lounge but we haven't published a review about the previous visit. Since our flight was leaving at 11am, it was a good decision to have a brunch in the lounge. Firstly, we were warmly welcomed by a friendly staff who at first mentioned that our voucher entitles only one person. When we replied that the said voucher was sold last year in February 14th for a special promo giving the second voucher a free compliment, the male receptionist understood it well and let both of us in.

The spacious atmosphere of the lounge was noticeably almost empty upon our entry. Warm smiles worn by the crew welcomed us who were having some video-graphing in the kitchen of the lounge. Perhaps, it was for promotional purposes.

The relaxation area in Finnair Lounge

The lounge is surprisingly spacious. Like most places in Finland, it did not feel crowded inside Finnair Lounge -:).

The Locations of Finnair Lounges

Finnair Schengen Lounge is located at Helsinki Airport's 2nd floor in the Terminal 2. It is just at the top of the gates 23A, 23B. The lounge can be accessed easily by a lift or by stairs and it is clearly marked. You can't easily miss it!

The tarmac view from Finnair Lounge

There are good views from the lounge to the tarmac. It is also easy to charge your devices because the lounge is full of power sockets.

How to Get into Finnair Business Lounges

Finnair Lounges serve Finnair Plus Platinum Lumo and Gold members, and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members. Business and first class passengers of Finnair and many other oneworld airlines are definitely invited to this lounge with a free admission. As stated above, we were using a voucher to enter this lounge while bearing a Finnair's economy ticket for the Madeira flight. Another method to get in is to pay your entry right upon your visit but it costs almost 50 euros.

For people travelling outside the Schengen area, there is another Finnair lounge after the immigration. Outside the Schengen area, there is also Finnair's Premium Lounge that is only meant for Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum Lumo card holders or oneworld Emerald card holders.

For passengers who are not flying with Finnair or with any oneworld business tickets, we recommend Aspire Lounge that has a cheaper admission fee but it is still offering good quality services. You can easily buy your admission via Lounge Pass*.

If you are travelling outside the Schengen area without a business class ticket, we recommend you Almost Home Lounge. An admission to Almost Home Lounge can be bought from LoungeBuddy*.

Unfortunately, Finnair Lounges do not accept Diners Club, Priority Pass or DragonPass membership cards.

Our Rating

The Easiness of Getting in

Despite the Finnair Schengen Lounge is very easy to locate, we gave it 3-star rating overall for this criteria for limited entry methods among various customers. The lounge is mainly meant for Finnair's Business Class passengers and status card holders and paying yourself in by cash is expensive.

Years ago it was possible to enter the lounge with Diners Club credit card but unfortunately not anymore.

Comfyness

The lounge is really spacious spread in different sub-regions, clean, has stylish interiors and very peaceful. For example, there are enclosed quiet rooms for individuals needing much privacy and peaceful work space. There are different kinds of comfortable chairs to choose from its different corners, from which has different taste of designs. The lounge has two shower rooms, a wide collection of local and international magazines and newspapers, screen monitors for flights, and printing services for your flight-related documents. The lounge has good-sized and well-maintained restrooms.

Chairs in Finnair Lounge

There are many design chairs in the lounge but they are also comfortable to sit down.

The lounge has many lights and it is bright inside even during dark winter days. Still it is possible to enjoy the view to the tarmac via big glass windows. As a small but important detail, there were a lot of power sockets. Charging your devices is possible almost everywhere in the lounge.

We can't deny that the Finnair's Lounges are the best lounges at Helsinki Airport and way above the average quality of other lounges we have visited at different airports.

Food and Drinks

The lounge had breakfast foods on their catering tables when we got in at about 9:45 AM. While at 10:00 AM, they started to cater warm food buffet in addition to the previously served foods. They had fresh servings that included foods traditionally prepared in Finnish cuisine like porridge, Karelian pies, toasts, yogurts, fried fishes, potato chips, two types of sandwiches and omelettes. Additional they had cakes and Fazer blue milk chocolates for dessert. Fazer chocolate is delicious!

The breakfast buffer of Finnair Lounge

When we entered the lounge, there was a breakfast buffet available. Quite soon it was changed to a lunch buffet.

They had good collections of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There were beer, wines and sparkling wines. A well working coffee machine and a high-tech juice dispenser was in use. Soft drinks were available together with very tasty smoothies. As a nice extra, the cups and table napkins were all from the famous Finnish brand Marimekko.

Coffee machine in Finnair Lounge

Like all lounges, Finnair Lounge also has a coffee machines. But the cups are much more stylish because they are designed by a Finnish brand, Marimekko.

Marimekko is one the best Finnish design brands. Maybe you have seen Marimekko livery also on a few Finnair's planes. If you wish to get your own Marimekko products, you can order them from Finnish Design Shop* .

Juice dispenser

At first we were looking where are all juices. Then we found this high-tech juice dispenser.

Friendliness of the Customer Service

The staffs working during our visit were all friendly and helpful. For example, the kitchen staff made sure there were enough food available at the table all the time and brought more to the catering table as soon as needed. Also, the tables were cleaned up quickly.

Lunch plate

The lunch buffet included cold and warm items. This is the delicious lunch Ceasar ate.

Overall Rating

Finnair's Business Class Lounge in the Schengen area of Helsinki Airport is one one of the best airport lounges we had visited. Even though this lounge is more expensive than the other lounges in Helsinki Airport, we would say, it is worth the money with the great quality it offers!

Nice chairs in Finnair Lounge

In the lounge you sit and relax with these nice chairs and for example, read their complimentary newspapers/magazines.

Other Lounges at Helsinki Airport

For savvy travellers, we recommend Aspire Lounge in the Schengen area and Almost Home Lounge in the non-Schengen area of Helsinki Airport. Both of these lounges are good quality. To confirm your admission with an affordable price, we recommend you to buy a prepaid lounge passes.

  • We recommend you to buy lounge vouchers from:
  • Lounge Pass*
  • Or from the lounge's own page

You get more information about Helsinki Airport lounges from our separate Helsinki Lounges article.

Ceasar in Finnair Schengen Lounge

Ceasar relaxed in really quiet athmosphere.

Bottom Line

Helsinki Airport is a fast developing international airport that serves especially as a hub to Asia. In the airport, there are 7 lounges all together and all of them are good quality. However, based on our review, Finnair lounges are the best.

Would you like to have more information about airport lounges. We have also written the Ultimate Guide to Airport Lounges. Check it to learn the best ways to get in.

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