Central Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2021

Central Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (August)
icon: star 6,000
12 %
icon: finland 5,500
12 %
icon: foreign 500
3 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (August)
icon: star 2,100
16 %
icon: finland 2,000
17 %
icon: foreign 111
4 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (August)
icon: star 211,000 €
0 %
Average prices:
Night
35.20 €
4.10 €
Room
61.60 €
21.40 €
RevPAR
29.10 €
2.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (August)
icon: establishment 9.0
0 %
icon: room 163
2 %
icon: bed 530
3 %
utilization icon
Utilization (August)
icon: room 47 %
26 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 7.4 °C
3.4 °C
icon: rainfall 49 mm
26 mm

6,000 registered bed nights (August)

In August 2021, 6,000 registered bed nights were recorded in Central Karelia (-11.6 %), of which 5,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 500 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased 12 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased three percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased 12 percent from last year's August.

5,600 nights (-10.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 370 nights (-24.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 26,600 registered bed nights (-10.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 830 (-68.9 %) for foreigners in Central Karelia, in total 27,400 (-15.0 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.3 percent (August)

Total of 2.1 million registered bed nights (+23.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (+17.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 264,000 nights (+77.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Central Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 0.3 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.3 % and foreign bed nights 0.2 %.

Registered bed nights comparison between regions

2,100 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 16 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 94.8 percent were domestic, and 5.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Central Karelia on average 2.7 nights (+0.13) and foreigners 4.5 nights (+0.08).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 40 percent

A total of 33,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 9,700 (+52.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 10,600 (+73.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-11.9 %)
  • Niirala: 6,800 (+38.9 %)
  • Vartius: 2,200 (+14.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 62 (+40.9 %)
  • Salla: 117 (+77.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 73 (+114.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 290 percent (August)

There was a total of 2,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 56.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 158 € -12.2 % 176 € 1.4 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 68 € -35.7 % 94 € -5.9 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

70 accommodation establishments (-15)
67 apartments (-16)
142 rooms (-48)

Apartment utilization 43.2 % (-15)
Unsold apartments 38

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "central karelia + keyword"

Google searches for "central karelia" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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Sources: Airdna, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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