StopOver Finland: Finnair unveils an easier way to book stopovers while connecting flights in Helsinki

Finnair today announced a quicker and easier way for customers to schedule their stopovers in Finland and discover two destinations during one trip. Customers will now be able to book a stopover for their connecting flight to or from Helsinki on the recently launched website. Finnair customers will also have the possibility of selecting between a wide variety of activities and tours in Finland thanks to the StopOver Finland project, which is led by Visit Finland and is operated in cooperation with Primera Holidays.

Just half an hour away from Helsinki Airport, stopover customers will be able to enjoy the relaxed vibe of Finland’s capital with its seaside atmosphere, design district, cozy cafés and unique restaurants and hotels. Untouched nature is never far away in Finland, and customers will also be able to spend a day cruising through the Finnish archipelago or exploring one of Finland's many national parks. Visitors searching for something truly unforgettable, such as jetting off to northern Finland and experiencing the mystical landscapes of Finnish Lapland, will also be able to organize longer trips thanks to the new initiative. The stopover packages, ranging from five-hour quick layovers to up to 5 day tours, will be available through Primera Holidays’ website at during the spring of 2016. 

“We are truly excited to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to stop and breathe between flights and discover Finland at the same time," says Anssi Partanen, Head of Travel Products at Finnair. “The StopOver Finland initiative is a perfect match for our expanding network in combination with the growing interest towards Finland as a destination among Asian travelers. The activities and tours offered will also be suitable for travelers coming from anywhere in the Finnair network.”

The StopOver Finland program is one of the Team Finland growth programs funded by Finland's Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the project itself is led by Visit Finland together with partners such as Finnair and the tourism industry in Finland. Additional information on StopOver Finland can be found at

Further information:
Finnair Media Desk, +358 9 818 4020, comms(a),
Finnair blog:

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