Finland-Helsinki Airport

This is a series meant to help you find the best of the best in lounges everywhere.

Our 12-year-old, Jack has become a lounger-extraordinaire. He knows how to get the most out of any lounge experience and always manages to get our full money’s worth out of any visit. As a result, we have come up with a lounge rating system according to our very discerning lounge critic. Enjoy, and may you too achieve lounge nirvana!  

Jack’s Rating System

1 (worst)—5 (best) 






Overall Score


Finland-Helsinki Airport

Almost @ Home Lounge

by gate 32

(Priority Pass)

Ambiance: 5

Comfort: 2IMG_0769

Sustenance: 5

Bathrooms: 1



Jack’s favorite part of this lounge was the availability of Oreos and Pepsi Max. Before I knew it he had eaten 11 plates of the delicious cookies! I guess I should have been paying more attention (mom fail-haha.). The lounge was a bit crowded and we had to wait for a seat to open up. Once we sat down, Jack did not think the seats were very comfortable. The outlets available were not universal but the nice ladies at the front desk offered us an adapter. Bathrooms were located directly outside the lounge which is always a bit of an inconvenience, but they were clean and the women’s bathroom offered the soothing sounds of birds chirping, giving you the feeling you are outside in nature (an impressive and unexpected touch). On a side note, although we didn’t leave the airport, we found the Finns to be the nicest people we have ever had the pleasure of interacting with, and hope to someday return to this beautiful country. 


  1. I was surprised @ the 3.25 score. The review started out so good. If you really devoured 11 plates of Oreos they deserve an extra point.


    1. Haha! I agree. But my little traveler is pretty picky. I think he was hoping for prepackaged sandwiches and massage chairs. 😂


    1. Yes, very true! I liked the lounge. It was comfortable but really could have used some additional comfortable chairs as most of the seating offered were simple table and wood chair options. Fine for a short visit but becomes quickly uncomfortable if you have a long layover. Food options were average but I did enjoy the bright atmosphere very much! Thank you for asking! I hope this helps.


      1. We flew Finnair for the first time and I loved it. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, the airplane was clean, and the food was good. It is now my favorite airline.


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