Review: Finnair Lounge, Helsinki Airport Terminal 2, Non-Schengen (HEL)

Finnair Lounge Helsinki Non Schengen Terminal 2 (HEL)

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Location: Transit Hall, 2nd floor between gates 36 and 37, Terminal 2
Access: Finnair Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver members; First Class passengers on a same day flight operated by a One World airline; Business Class passengers on a flight operated by Finnair or another One World airline like Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and British Airways; One World Emerald and Sapphire members on a flight operated by Finnair or another One World airline; all other non-Schengen passengers may enter for a fee (48euros)
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6am to 12mn

Note: This lounge is closed and a new lounge opened in December 2019.

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Finnair Lounge Helsinki Airport reception


Seating area giving a great view of the tarmac.

Seating area

Seating area


Dining area

Buffet area with warm and cold selections

Cold buffet

Selection of wines

Dining area

Business Center

Computer stations with 3 iMacs. Wifi is also available throughout the lounge. Take note: this airport is known to be the best airport when it comes to wifi connectivity. It offers free and really fast connection throughout the terminal which I guess every passenger would appreciate!


The mens toilet was always kept clean and fresh looking. There are also shower rooms.


This is my second time to visit this lounge and everything looked the same although the sauna was not there yet during my visit in 2013. A very nice lounge with a modern design that you can only find in Scandinavia. The blue and white colors is a perfect combination and the seating areas are perfect as well. Unfortunately, this lounge is only for non-Schengen flights so all other flights intra-Europe except for the UK will use the other lounge which I yet have to review, although I can already say that I prefer this non-Schengen lounge. Overall, a very nice lounge which the Finnish should be proud of. Kudos to Finnair 👍