Helsinki is featured in today's SAS "24 Days of Christmas" sale. Off the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea lays Helsinki, the capital and largest city in Finland. There is plenty to see and so in this vibrant European destination.

From catching an ice hockey or soccer game to visiting their well known art scene. Helsinki even hosts a major art festival each summer. So take a look at some of the fares I came across and you may be visiting the site of the 1953 Summer Olympics this winter or spring.

All fares are round trip with taxes and fees included (The competition's fare is in parenthesis):

*Mon Feb 02 - Mon Feb 09: Newark (EWR) $887 w.1 layover (FinnAir $678 nonstop)

*Wed Feb 18 - Wed Feb 25: Chicago (ORD) $877 w.1 layover (United $823 w. 1 layover)

*Sun Mar 15 - Sun Mar 22: Washington (IAD) $880 w. 1 layover (Orbitz for $800 w. 1 layover)

*Tue Apr 28 - Tue May 05: Seattle (SEA) $677 w. 1 layover (Orbitz for $973 w. 1 layover)

*Wed May 06 - Wed May 13: Newark (EWR) $680 w. 1 layover (FinnAir $718 nonstop)

I noticed that SAS had much better fares in the months of April and May with this promotion then they did in January, February and March. FinnAir is obviously their biggest competition and does offer lower fares most of the time (not always) and has nonstop service.

You must book your flight by tonight in order to get these lower than usual prices with SAS. Travel is good between December 26, 2008 and May 14, 2009. Black out dates are April 2, 2009 to April 19, 2009. Check out Scandinavian Airlines for full details, terms and conditions.

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