Enjoy Your Nap Time at Helsinki Airport Thanks to Sleeping Pods

GoSleep napping pods at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
GoSleep napping pods at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport | | © GoSleep
Paula Hotti

Who doesn’t need a nap from time to time – especially between long flights or during the excruciating waiting period after missing your flight connection? Thanks to Finnish GoSleep pods that offers privacy and silence to ease your mind can be used for less than five euros per hour: time and money well spent taking a nap at Helsinki Airport!

Finland is probably one of the quietest, most peaceful and introvert-friendly countries in the world, so it is no wonder that the Finnish invention, GoSleep pods, which offer a cosy and private nook for napping 24/7, are spreading around the world’s airports.

Loved by over 40s
No more noisy napping at Helsinki Airport.

But the idea of sleeping capsules dates back to the 1970s Japan when Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed the futuristic Nakagin Capsule Tower, which was surrounded by over a hundred removable accommodation pods. A few years later, Kurokawa designed the first Capsule Hotel in Osaka for late-working salarymen needing a cheap place to sleep. From Kurokawa’s initial idea, the sleeping capsules have spread across the globe to universities, pop-up nap-bars and airports alike.
The Finnish GoSleep pods are among the most successful sleeping pods in the world, and they can be found in several airports, such as Amsterdam (Concourse D), Dubai (Marhaba Lounges and concourses A and B T3), Abu Dhabi (Gate 35 T3), Tokyo’s Haneda (T1 and T2) and Tallinn (Gate 9 and Nordea Lounge) as well as New York, Belo Horizonte, Beijing and Mumbai – just to mention a few.
At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, the sleek pods can be found at Terminal Two at Gate 31. The hourly charge is 4,50 euros. Inside, passengers (or nappers at this point) will experience a cosy cocoon with a chair that can be converted into a bed. The GoSleep is a perfect spot to relax or have a nap, or, just to chill out, charge electronic equipment and use the airport’s free Wifi access. Hand luggage can be stored safely under the seat, and a breathable sliding shade hides you from fellow travellers’ gaze in perfect solitude.

How to Have a Quick Nap at Helsinki Airport Using Sleeping Pods
culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.