The newly-renovated Finnair Business Lounge in Helsinki represents a huge leap forward in terms of both space and comfort from the older lounge. This review highlights what to expect in this non-Schengen lounge.
Finnair Business Lounge Helsinki Review
Hours + Access
The lounge is open daily from 5:30AM to 12:00AM and located in the non-Schengen area near gate 52. Hours may vary during the pandemic.
This lounge is reserved for business class passengers and oneworld sapphire members (+1 guest) traveling on a oneworld flight in any cabin of service. You can also buy access between the hours of 6:00AM – 3:00PM and 6:30PM – midnight at a cost of €55 for three hours (children 2-12 are €15 when accompanying an adult).
As you enter the lounge, turn right, walk past the desk, and scan your boarding pass at the gate.
This lounge is directly adjacent to the Platinum Wing, which I reviewed in detail here.
Just past the entrance to the lounge, on the right side, is a well-lit room with key-coded lockers. If you do not feel like lugging your hand baggage through the lounge, you can deposit it here.
If you recall the old lounge, you’ll recall it got quite crowded and fairly open with two levels and high ceilings. The new lounge feels quite different. It is all one level, spread out, and far larger than the old lounge. At 6:00AM it was empty. I’m sure it fills up quite a bit before the morning bank of departures to North America or the evening bank of departures to Asia, but there is plenty of room to spread out. I loved the huge couches in the bar area. You’ll also find a plug easily within reach just about anywhere you sit. This lounge has seating for 600 guests.
Food + Drink
A hot and cold buffet offered an extensive breakfast spread of cold cuts, breads, cheese, eggs, sausage, waffles, French Toast, porridge, and fruit.
In the center of the lounge is a beautiful circular bar which is staffed each day from 10:00AM to midnight. The liquor selection did not appear great, but cocktails are made to order.
Additionally, there is a trio of self-serve drink stations in the lounge.
Restrooms + Showers
Restrooms and shower suites are located toward the front of the lounge. Shower suites are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis at the suite itself. You can reserve showers in 30-minute increments.
Amenities are sourced from L:A Bruket (of Sweden).
There are additional restrooms in the rear of the lounge:
For those who have business calls, private conversations, or simply do not to disturb others, the lounge has a cubicle that will block your conversation from any eavesdropper.
Long layovers? You can rent a tablet device filled with newspapers, games, and social media.
I certainly didn’t spend long in this lounge with such a superior lounge next door, but could have easily spent a productive day here and left with a happy stomach. Finnair has done an excellent job with its new non-Schengen lounges.
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