Deal alert: Head to Helsinki for under $400 round-trip

Jan 17, 2022

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When you look at a list of the happiest countries, Finland is usually somewhere near the top. What’s not to like when you’ve got the Northern Lights, creative cuisine, forests, nature and some of the cleanest air. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is offering flights starting at $363 round-trip from major U.S. cities to Helsinki.

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An aerial view of Helsinki. (Photo by Miemo Penttinen – miemo.net/Getty Images)

SecretFlying was the first to report this deal which is available throughout March and April 2022.

Deal basics

Airline: Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Routes:  EWR/IAD/LAX/MIA/ORD to HEL
How to book: Directly through the airline’s site or via Google Flights
Travel dates: March – April

Related: A once-in-a-lifetime trip in Finland’s snowy Arctic

Sample flights

The deals below are for basic economy on SAS, which includes a standard seat and carry-on. A seat selection, checked bag and any ticket changes will cost extra.

One of the most affordable deals includes a flight from Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Helsinki (HEL) for $363 round-trip in March. This low fare includes long layovers in Copenhagen (CPH) each way so be aware of that before booking.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

For a few bucks more, New Jersey residents can snag a flight from Newark (EWR) to Helsinki (HEL) for $374 round-trip with a layover in Stockholm (ARN) on the departure and almost a full day there on the return flight.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can book a trip in early April from Miami (MIA) to Helsinki (HEL) for $424 round-trip, also with a stop in Stockholm (ARN) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are flights available from Chicago (ORD) to Helsinki (HEL) at the end of April for the same price of $424 round-trip with stops in Stockholm (ARN).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We found a $432 fare for travel from Los Angeles (LAX) to Helsinki (HEL) in late March with a return in early April for $432 round-trip. It includes layovers in Copenhagen (CPH) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: How to get to Helsinki on points and miles

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

Whether you want to explore the arctic or see the Northern Lights, the magic of Finland is undeniable. Don’t miss out on seeing the country’s capital, Helsinki, to experience all of the history and culture it has to offer.

Featured image by Finn stock/Shutterstock.

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