|Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL)|
||You can reserve a hotel in Helsinki or you can make discount airport transportation reservations.|
Serving as the country’s primary airport, Helsinki Airport is located in the municipality of Vantaa, just north of the downtown area of Helsinki, Finland. The airport code is (HEL) and being one of the largest airports in the region; it serves over 15 million people per year. A number of regionally based Airlines are run out of Helsinki Airport. Among these are Finnair, Blue1, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Flybe Nordic.
The Airport was originally built as part of the preparations for the hosting of the Olympics by Finland in 1952. The airport has two terminals and three runways, each over nine thousand feet in length. The airport services a wide variety of airlines, including a seasonal American Airlines route to and from Chicago-O’Hare in the United States.
Helsinki itself is located on the southern tip of Finland on the Baltic Sea and is the largest and capital city of the country. In addition to being the financial and cultural capital of Finland, it is also one of the more major cities in Northern Europe. The city has a population of over 600,000 people, and the greater metropolitan area has a population of over twice that amount.
Geographically speaking, Helsinki is situated 250 miles northeast of Stockholm, Sweden and 190 miles west of St. Petersburg, Russia. Helsinki is a wonderful place to experience Finnish culture and the culture of northern Europe at large. It is home to the National Museum of Finland, which itself is home to an array of historical collections. The Finnish National Theatre is also located in Helsinki, which is the oldest Finnish-language theatre in the country.
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