|Popular in||April||High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||December||Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop|
AKL - HEL
$1,603 - $4,344
-6 - 16 °C
30 - 70 mm
Flights to Finland from New Zealand last between 25h 15min to 44h 20min. The flights from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Helsinki Airport (HEL) are generally shorter than the flights from Christchurch International Airport (CHC). Buses, trains, taxis, and car hire are available from Helsinki Airport to the city centre, which is a 19 km ride. You can also fly into Turku Airport (TKU) in Finland. Flights range from 31h-44h. The airport is only 8 km from the city, which is accessible by the Line 1 bus or by taxi.
Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights from any airports in New Zealand to any of Finland's airports. Most of the cheap flights to Finland include one or two stopovers. Stopovers include the cities of Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Amsterdam, Brisbane, Doha, Singapore, and Frankfurt. Multiple air carriers fly these routes, including Finnair, Emirates, Qatar, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and Singapore Airlines.
Before choosing your Finland flight deals, research the best way to travel around Finland. It's a large country, but fortunately getting around is easy as everything runs reliably. Transport networks include air travel, bus, rental car, train, and ship. For example, to travel from Helsinki to Turku, you can choose between bus, train, car hire, or air travel. A bus trip will take you slightly over 2h of travel time and is the most affordable option. A train journey is slightly more in cost, but almost halves your travel time.
Due to the size of Finland, it may be an idea to focus on one of the four main regions, which are Helsinki area, Lakeland, Archipelago, and Lapland. Whichever area you choose, you will have plenty to do. Here are a few attractions from throughout the country. Finland boasts seven Unesco World Heritage sites including Suomenlinna, the fortress island in Helsinki. The Archipelago National Park near Turku are a number of islands with a mix of Finnish, Swedish, and Russian heritage. Hire a boat or kayak, depending on the season, to explore the coastline. Visit Market Square (also known as Kauppatori) in Helsinki. This popular market in the main square has views over the Baltic Sea. You don't want to miss Finland's Northern Lights, which are seen from different areas in Finland. Lapland is said to be one of the better viewing points. Best viewing months are between September and March. Högberget Cave near Helsinki, known as the ‘Womb of Mother Earth’, surrounded by scenic hiking trails, attracts the more adventurous as the cave opens out of the side of a cliff.
Although New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to visit Finland within any 90-day period, passports are still required. Passports need to be valid for six months from the date of travel with two blank pages available. You also need to take proof that you have sufficient funds for your stay. Have your travel insurance and travel itinerary and arrangements available too.