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Flights to Helsinki in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price£103Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£92From London to Helsinki
One-way from£58One-way flight from London to Helsinki

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Helsinki right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Helsinki along with the rest of Finland. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Finland has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Finnish nationals, residence permit holders, and their families. Nationals and residents of Finland will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom residing in Finland, and their family members may also enter the country. Nationals and residents of the above countries who are returning to their home countries through Finland may also enter the country. Travellers arriving from within the EU or a Schengen Member State may enter Finland if they are travelling for work, commission-related commuting, or study in Finland. Healthcare professionals, transport personnel, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, military personnel, travellers entering for imperative family reasons, and workers who commute to another country daily may also enter the country.. If you are looking to book a trip to Helsinki and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Helsinki flights by month

January
£117
February
£119
March
£115
April
£132
May
£132
June
£144
July
£152
August
£142
September
£126
October
£121
November
£121
December
£127
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Helsinki is March. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Helsinki?

LON - HEL
Price
£115 - £228
HEL
Temperature
-1 - 20 °C
HEL
Rainfall
30 - 73 mm
The best time to fly to Helsinki is during March, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Helsinki peak to their warmest. October tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Helsinki?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Helsinki, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Helsinki?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Helsinki. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Helsinki?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Helsinki trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

When to book a cheap flight to Helsinki

In the summer months Helsinki enjoys long days and warm temperatures. Between May and August temperatures are at their highest, between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius, making this a pleasant time to book flights to Helsinki. During the summer, Helsinki experiences very long days, with over 18 hours of daylight. During one of the most popular months to visit, August, the Helsinki Festival takes place. This is Finland’s largest multi-arts festival which showcases a wide varied programme, from classical to pop music, contemporary dance to theatre and visual arts to children’s events. Various venues across the city host this event, which lasts two weeks.

Between November and February temperatures in the city can drop below freezing, making this a less popular time of the year for visiting. During winter daylight only lasts around 5 to 6 hours, with the cloudy weather making the city seem even darker. However, the cold, snowy environment can have its own distinct charm, so if you don’t mind the weather you may be able to find better deals on city accommodation and cheap flights to helsinki, whilst still finding plenty of interesting things to keep you occupied. One such event which makes this a wonderful time to visit is the unique Lux Helsinki event which lights up the city during the darkest time of the year. Watch the magnificent light installations by Finish and International artists, free of charge, when the winter sun goes down, during January. This visually spectacular light art provides both visitors and locals a new perspective of the city.

City Overview

Find a cheap flight to Helsinki and visit Finland’s capital is an intriguing city that blends a progressive lifestyle with outstanding contemporary architecture. Sitting on a peninsular on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, the city is surrounded by water on all sides, making it a popular destination for those who want to mix a bustling city life with attractive natural surroundings. Known as the “Daughter of the Baltic”, the city incorporates a network of islands, each of which has its own distinct characteristics. Korkeasaari Island is the home of Finland’s largest zoo, one of the city’s most popular attractions, which is accessible by bridge from the island of Mustikkamaa.

Another popular tourist attraction is Suomenlinna Island Fortress, a World Heritage Site that can be explored on foot with a guided tour. Many visitors to Helsinki are fascinated by the modern architecture within the city, and one of its most famous and unusual buildings is Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Rock Church. This unique place of worship was designed to incorporate the bedrock into its structure and is famous for its incredible acoustics. At the heart of the city centre, Senate Square provides a dramatic sight for any new visitor. Incorporating four major landmarks within the square, including the majestic Helsinki Cathedral, it’s a popular point on the tourist map. Alongside its architectural wonders, Helsinki is also a centre of contemporary arts and culture. Many visitors are drawn to Sibelius Park to visit The Sibelius Monument, a modern statue of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. This famous monument resembles organ pipes and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Following a busy day of sightseeing, you can relax in the leafy surroundings of Esplanade Park, where local residents enjoy various events, such as concert performances and folk dancing.

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How popular are flights to Helsinki this year?

Flights to Helsinki have seen a 70% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

Getting around Helsinki

There is an excellent public transport system that operates within the city, allowing passengers to hop on and off the metro, trams and buses using a single ticket.

Getting downtown

Once your flight arrives at Helsinki Airport (HEL), it is located 10.5 miles (17 km) north of the city centre. As the main international airport for the city and the rest of the country, there are plenty of transport options available. Buses make regular journeys to the city centre. The airport also has a major taxi station outside the arrivals area and several car rental companies can be found in the terminals as well.

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