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VantaaFinland

This lively city has one of Europe’s best science parks, several excellent art museums and a range of festivals year-round.

Explore outer space and test the limits of physics in Vantaa at one of the country’s best science centers. Find out about the people who have populated one of the busiest regions in Finland for hundreds of years and admire superb artwork in the area’s excellent galleries and museums. Celebrate art, music, dance and even puppet theater at the city’s array of festivals.

You can easily spend a full day immersed in the superb exhibits, amazing games and enthralling shows of Heureka, great for both adults and children. Test your balance trying to walk the tightrope or step into the Science Park Galilei to discover the hundreds of different materials that make up the planet’s core. Look from earth out into the solar system at one of the planetarium shows and enjoy your favorite films in spectacular quality at the IMAX theater.

View the art works displayed at the Vantaa City Museum, a 10-minute walk north. Set inside an old railway station, the museum has a collection of more than 25,000 artifacts including historic farm tools and equipment. Don’t miss a display of photos that show how the city has changed from the 19th century to the present day.

For even more culture, make the 20-minute drive west to the Vantaa Art Museum. Along with works from some of Finland’s best painters, look for canvas pieces and sculptures from internationally renowned artists.

Following a day of culture, relax in one of the city center bars or select from a variety of restaurants for dinner. A full range of international cuisine is available, along with cozy local cafés.

Vantaa is just north of Helsinki, with regular bus and train connections between the two. Vantaa is also the site of the main international airport. Find many hotels here suited for all budgets.

Get out of Helsinki and enjoy some of the best entertainment in the entire region in Vantaa. Come in May to see locals celebrating their lifestyle during the Vantaa City Festival.

Where to stay in Vantaa

Vantaa featuring rafting, a lake or waterhole and kayaking or canoeing

Aviapolis

4/5Very Good!(197 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Aviapolis, Flamingo Entertainment Centre and Jumbo Shopping Center are top sights worth seeing.

Aviapolis

Top Hotels in Vantaa

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Scandic Helsinki Airport
Scandic Helsinki Airport
3.5 out of 5
Lentäjäntie 1, Vantaa
The price is ¥10,918 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

Located in Aviapolis, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Finnish Aviation Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Flamingo Entertainment Centre and Jumbo Shopping Center. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (948 reviews)

"Great, clean and frindly establishment. Good breakfast buffe"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Scandic Helsinki Airport
Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport
Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport
4 out of 5
Karhumäentie 5, Vantaa, Uusimaa
The price is ¥12,268 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Located in Aviapolis, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Finnish Aviation Museum and Jumbo Shopping Center. Flamingo Entertainment Centre is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,093 reviews)

"Right next to the train station, excellent room and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport
GLO Hotel Helsinki Airport
GLO Hotel Helsinki Airport
3.5 out of 5
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Terminal 2, Vantaa
The price is ¥14,182 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11

Located in Aviapolis, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Finnish Aviation Museum, Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and Jumbo Shopping Center. Heureka ...

4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"Place was cosy and excellent, staff was very kind and location is unmatched."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

GLO Hotel Helsinki Airport

Popular places to visit in Vantaa

Helsinki Cathedral
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Helsinki Cathedral

4.5/5(233 reviews)

Stop at this beautiful Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral to admire its stunning architecture and see a magnificent collection of zinc sculptures.

Finlandia Hall
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Finlandia Hall

4.5/5(82 reviews)

Attend an international music event and take a guided tour of this multipurpose Helsinki venue to learn about its significant architectural history.

Stockmann
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Stockmann

4.5/5(158 reviews)

Discover one of Scandinavia’s largest shopping malls, filled with all your favorite brands and some of the city’s best food outlets.

Olympic Stadium
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Olympic Stadium

4/5(13 reviews)

Catch an event at Olympic Stadium during your trip to Taka-Toolo. Discover the fascinating museums and shops in this culturally rich area.

Kamppi Center
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Kamppi Center

4.5/5(104 reviews)

During your trip to Helsinki, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home at Kamppi Center. Experience the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

National Theater
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National Theater

4/5(20 reviews)

Admire the neo-Romantic façade of this historic theater that played a role in the Finnish cultural movement of the 19th century.

Top things to do in Vantaa

Plaza Premium Lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) T2 Dep
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) T2 Dep

¥5,062
Per adult
Helsinki Card
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Helsinki Card

¥6,283
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna
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Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna

¥9,239
Per adult
Private National Park and Porvoo Old Town tour from Helsinki
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Private National Park and Porvoo Old Town tour from Helsinki

¥55,437
Per adult
3 Hours Airport to Helsinki city sightseeing
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3 Hours Airport to Helsinki city sightseeing

¥9,227
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Helsinki Vantaa Airport to Helsinki City Center
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Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Helsinki Vantaa Airport to Helsinki City Center

¥7,878
Per adult

Reviews of Vantaa

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
53
5 - Excellent 41.40625%
4 - Good
50
4 - Good 39.0625%
3 - Okay
21
3 - Okay 16.40625%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 1.5625%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.5625%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

Modern, hospitable, convenient

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 8, 2019

I didn't check out the area, i only stayed there before catching an early morning flight. It was convenient because it was not far from the airport and they had a free shuttle to the airport.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 12, 2019

I had a wonderful one night stay at the Clarion hotel Helsinki Airport. It is an exceptional hotel, beautiful rooms, with a wonderful breakfast. In my option 5 stars.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 25, 2019

Staff was friendly and helpful

5/5 - Excellent

Atlanta

Sep 20, 2019

To be able to walk unobtrusively with your luggage from your hotel to your flight checkin in a matter of minutes is priceless.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 3, 2019

Nothing special.

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