Accommodation and Travel Stats
Central Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
1,400 registered bed nights (May)
In May 2021, 1,400 registered bed nights were recorded in Central Karelia, of which 1,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 33 nights by foreigners.
Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Austria (19 nights).
1,100 nights were spend by leisure visitors and 310 nights by business visitors.
Between January and May, 3,400 registered bed nights (+0.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 59 (-96.1 %) for foreigners in Central Karelia, in total 3,500 (-28.8 %) registered nights.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded.
Registered bed nights
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
Registered bed nights comparison between regions
520 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (May)
Of all registered arrivals, 93.7 percent were domestic, and 6.3 percent were from foreign countries.
During May, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Central Karelia on average 2.8 nights and foreigners 1.0 nights.
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 43 percent
A total of 29,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 69.4 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 8,200 (+70.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 8,700 (+43.9 %)
- Imatra: 3,200 (+40.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 5.0
- Niirala: 6,000 (+29.3 %)
- Vartius: 1,800 (+18.3 %)
- Kuusamo: 21 (-65.0 %)
- Salla: 79 (+88.1 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 52 (+85.7 %)
Russian visa applications increased 370 percent
There was a total of 2,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 55.1 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||179 €||-3.3 %||185 €||6.0 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||92 €||-18.0 %||91 €||0.3 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
Airbnb and Vrbo
91 accommodation establishments (+5)
87 apartments (+3)
200 rooms (+20)
Apartment utilization 51.3 % (-9.3)
Unsold apartments 42