Category Archives: Nordic Countries

Lufthansa Airlines Business Class A321-100/200 Helsinki-Munich

Isn’t it confusing how one airline calls two classes of service “Business and Economy” while another calls it “First and Economy.” To me, two classes are First and Economy, just ‘sayin… The first Lufthansa flight today from Helsinki to Munich is

Contemporary SAS Business Lounge, Helsinki Vantaa Airport

There is a very small SAS/Star Alliance Business Class Lounge in Terminal 1. The lounge is open to Star Alliance Gold, SAS EuroBonus Pandion members, SAS Plus and SAS Business travelers. I dare Frequent Flyers to complain about the services

Tour UNESCO Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki

We purchased a 24-hour day pass for 6 Euro at Holiday Inn Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Hotel Reception. Good on all Helsinki transportation, i.e., train from airport, local buses, trams, ferry and entrance to Suomenlinna which I kept referring to as “Semolina,”

Food, Fun and Sights in Winter Helsinki

We began walking through historic Central Railway Station, across the street and through City Center Shopping Mall with little stores, kiosks and restaurants. Walk out the other side of City Center to Alexsanterinkatu, one of Helsinki’s busiest shopping streets. Past famous

An Exhausting but Fun Winter Day in Helsinki

Transportation to and around Helsinki: There are bus, taxi and rail options to reach downtown Helsinki from Vantaa Airport. An express bus operated by Finnair connects the airport with Helsinki Central Station as does the new rail line. We think

Convenient and Friendly Holiday Inn Vantaa Airport, Finland

Now in Helsinki, Finland for two nights before flying home, we originally booked a hotel in the center of town. Rethinking that decision after one night at the excellent Holiday Inn Helsinki-Vantaa Airport pre-Ivalo, we cancelled the central Helsinki hotel.