The Finnair Premium Lounge and Sauna at Helsinki Airport is located between gates 36 and 37, on the non-schengen side of the airport. I landed on the schengen side, coming from Amsterdam. I cleared immigration with the automated machines quickly and made my way to the lounge.
I realised that Helsinki airport is bursting on its seams. This airport must have been just a small little regional airport a decade or two ago and now it is a medium-sized international connecting hub. Some of the areas really have low ceilings, with people teeming all over the place. A bit claustrophobic at times.
However, once I made my way to the non-schengen side close to the new gates – 32 to 37 I saw that things looked brighter. These are the gates where all the Asian flights were departing from this afternoon.
Once I entered the lounge I headed straight to the sauna and showers. The sauna area is quite nice and clean, a bit hospital feeling as everything is very white and sterile.
You can shower and change before you head to the sauna. The showers have lockers where things can be stored safe and locked. There are complimentary toiletries available.
After my shower I headed straight for dinner. Below see some photos of the food and drinks section. The lounge has quite a nice warm and cold buffet, along with a good selection of complementary drinks.
Overview of the lounge. It looks pretty big, but when I was there it was totally packed and as the boarding times of other Asian bound flights came the lounge became empty quickly. And when I was about the leave, the lounge was almost empty.
A great lounge, with tasty food, nice drinks and a relaxing sauna. Had a nice stay there.