I had a chance to visit the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki and quickly ascertained that this is one of the nicest airport lounges in the world. It was truly a pleasure to spend several hours here.
Access is reserved Finnair Plus Platinum Lumo, Platinum, and oneworld emerald members, meaning it is not a business class lounge, but a status-based lounge.
I arrived when it opened at 5:30AM and had the lounge to myself for nearly 30 minutes…even in the afternoon the lounge never got crowded.
Barista-made coffee is available at the bar and was just perfect after a short night.
In the morning, an expansive breakfast buffet is offered along with omelets made to order.
At midday, an a la carte menu is offered featuring a trio of main courses, usually including a fish option, meat or chicken option, and vegetarian option. The food was high quality and nicely presented.
But my favorite part of the lounge was the sauna…yes, a sauna in an airport lounge. I essentially had a spa day in an airport lounge, enjoying three extended sessions in the sauna.
I took a lot of pictures and will provide far more details in my full review, but did not want to wait any longer to share what a superb lounge this is. This lounge, located in the non-schengen gate area, is totally worth your time if you have access. While the newly-renovated business class lounge next door is nice, this lounge is first class quality with great service, great food, and a lovely sauna.