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New viewing area at Helsinki Airport

by Matt Falcus
Helsinki Scenic Terrace


Helsinki Scenic Terrace

This had slipped my attention until I read about it on George Hamlin’s excellent Observation Deck blog, but it turns out Helsinki Vantaa Airport in Finland has opened a new viewing area for spotters to watch aircraft movements.

The ‘Scenic Terrace’ actually replaces the older terrace which had closed down. It reopened in April 2013 and sits atop a building next to Terminal 2, giving elevated views over the aircraft parking ramps and of the two main runways.

The terrace is open from 7am to 10pm daily, but make sure you wrap up warm in the winter months! It is free to enter, and there are vending machines for snacks.

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dean russell February 8, 2017 - 8:16 pm

A 100% excellent viewing location, what is lacking in the mornings is aeroplanes !!!! , I went there in Aug 2016 for a weekend, one |Aroeflot Sukhio100, not much else, but then at 13-00hrs the longhaul starts to arrive back. The JAL787, so I was told, is the same one every day.
This is probably the only major airport that Emirates don`t fly into.
Would I go again? possibly as they are doing mega building work, so some one has to fill vacant slots

Matt Falcus February 9, 2017 - 11:55 am

Thanks for the tips Dean!


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