|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 1,041||Average for round-trip flights in March 2021|
|Round-trip from||C$ 941||From Toronto to Helsinki|
|One-way from||C$ 715||One-way flight from Toronto to Helsinki|
YTO - HEL
C$ 899 - C$ 1,405
-1 - 20 °C
30 - 73 mm
For the most part, travellers board flights to Finland to experience a quiet country draped in forests and lakes and inhabited by small towns. But to the outdoor enthusiast booking a flight to Finland, it is a land waiting to be explored. Hiking backpacks, trekking poles and camping gear are the most common items found on Finland flights. From dog-sledding to overnight trips in the wilderness, a cheap flight to Finland fuels the nature-lover’s soul.
Helsinki, Finland’s capital city, offers an abundance of entertainment for tourists. While tourism fuels Helsinki’s economy thanks to Finland flights, fishing and logging keep the remote province of Lapland alive under the “midnight sun.” As ancient as Finland might seem, this country is at the forefront of technology and social awareness. In 1906, Finland was the first European country to grant women the right to vote and despite its abundance of forests and trees, Finland makes baseball bats out of fiberglass. Per capita, Finland is the leading book-publishing country in the world and it has one of the highest Internet connection rates. For those travellers booking flights to Finland on a mission to make history, a stay in the dark wilderness won’t cut it; Finland hit the world’s record book when two Finnish brothers broke the record for sitting on an anthill.
There’s a reason you’ll find cheap flights to Finland in the winter – the weather is bitterly cold. The capital city, Helsinki, is on the southern coast and has milder summer and winters. Note that the sun doesn’t completely set for 73 days in the summer, and barely rises above the horizon in the winter.
Unless you’re a fan of dark days, plan your flight to Finland in the summer time to optimize your time in the sun. Cheap flights to Finland are easily found during the winter months when the darkness looms earlier in the day.
Peak Season: The months between May and September are famous for hauling in masses of travellers looking to experience Finland at its finest. Summer never fails to amaze those seeking outdoor exploration and pleasant temperatures. Aside from the summer sun, the next draw usually centres around winter holidays, so book flights to Finland in advance for a new and exciting holiday destination.
Off-peak Season: Although the winter months are dark and dreary, the months between October and April are prime times for finding cheap flights to Finland, especially if you’re looking to spend the holidays, or catch a glimpse of the stunning and unpredictable Northern Lights.
Once your flight to Finland lands, you’ll probably be aching to see as much of the country as you can. Cover long distances with the country’s expansive public transportation system to make sure you see it all.
Train service is not only efficient, but long range, so you can go from the Sweden border to the Russian border to the southern coast as you please. Buses take you more shallow distances, but make is possible to get out of the bustling cities and experience the smaller, more remote towns. Buses are typically a comfortable means of getting around, and are usually affordable.
If you’re more of an independent sightseer, then renting a car is the perfect way to accomplish your own version of Finland travel. If you’re staying in Helsinki, there are a few short road trips you can take. By road, Tampere takes 3 hours, Turku takes 2 hours and 45 minutes, and Rovaniemi takes about 13 hours. Buckle up!
The following chart gives approximate journey times from Helsinki (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Finland.