Haltia´s first special exhibition now at Helsinki-Vantaa airport
At Helsinki Airport, Finavia has opened a new exhibition with Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre. Luonnos, which was Haltia´s first special exhibition until March 2014, presents the arctic nature and examples of modern Finnish design inspired by it.
The exhibition is part of Finnavia’s efforts to further improve the service at Helsinki Airport and offer passengers intresting activities to pass the time before their flight. Located by Gate 32, Luonnos is open 24/7. The exhibition is free of charge.
– Our aim is to give the passengers travelling via Helsinki Airport a superior travel experience and offer them new and surprising services, says Ville Haapasaari, director of Helsinki Airport.
Luonnos displays works by 12 Finnish contemporary designers whose work is inspired by the landscapes, colours, sounds and materials of Lapland.
According to airport director Ville Haapasaari, various exhibitions and events constitute an important part of the airport’s services. The provide memorable experiences to passengers and function as a stopping point in the hectic airport milieu.
Moreover, the exhibitions tell the passengers about Finland and its range of tourist destinations.
– Of the 15 million passengers at Helsinki Airport, almost half are foreigners. For them, the airport is the first – and often even the only – touching point with Finland, Haapasaari says.
Why not visit Haltia while waiting for the flight?
The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is located only 45 minutes from the airport. The nature centre is an attractive tourist destination in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
More than half of the tourists on holiday in Finland come here because of the Finnish nature. In Haltia, they can experience the Northern Lights of the arctic winter, enjoy the scenery of the archipelago in summer and marvel at the colours of a marshland in autumn all in one visit.
– After seeing the Luonnos exhibition at the airport, we hope that passengers in transit would be inspired to visit Haltia while they wait for their connecting flight. It might tempt them to select Finland as their next holiday destination, says Timo Kukko, director of Haltia.