If you have baggage to check in, depending on the airport you can either use Self-service Bag Drop or leave your baggage at the Bag Drop desk during your flight's check-in period.

The Bag Drop opens latest 2 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes to 1 hour before departure.

Self-service Bag Drop

There are Self-service Bag Drops at Helsinki, Kittilä, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa airports as well as at Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, London Heathrow, Reykjavik, Stockholm Arlanda, Stockholm Bromma, Umea and Visby airports to make your way through the airport even faster.

How does it work?

  1. Check in for your flight online or at one of our self-service kiosks at the airport.
  2. Print the bag tag at a self-service kiosk and attach the tag to your bag.
  3. Go to the Self-service Bag Drop.
  4. Place the tagged bag on the belt.
  5. Scan the bag tag with the hand-held scanner.
  6. Send the bag into the baggage system.

Bag Drop desks

On those airports with no self-service Bag Drop, our Bag Drop desks are at your service. Watch the video to see how to use the Bag Drop desks.

Please note that if you have a direct flight to the United States, you must check in your baggage at the check-in or Bag Drop desks.

Bag Drop at Helsinki Airport

At Helsinki Airport, you can use the Self-service Bag Drop to check in your baggage. Our ground crew guides are happy to assist you with the self-service channels.

Self-service Bag Drops 207–211 are open all day. During the peak hours, also Bag Drops 225–229 are at your service.

If you are travelling to the United States with a direct Finnair flight and/or need special assistance, please check in your baggage with our agents at service counters 214–217.

At Helsinki Airport, you can also bring your baggage to the bag drop the evening prior to departure, between 18:00–21:30 (6 p.m.–9.30 p.m.). One member of the family can check-in your entire family’s baggage, provided that he or she is in possession of all tickets and travel documents.


We check your baggage to the destination marked on your ticket. If your connecting flight is on a different ticket, you need to collect your baggage at the transfer airport and check it in again.

Please note that if you are travelling on a flight operated by an airline other than Finnair or Norra, you will need to check in via their online service or at their self-service kiosk or check-in desk.

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