Central Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2021

Registered bed nights (March)

Between January and March, 1,200 bed nights (-41.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 13 (-99.1 %) for foreigners in Central Karelia, in total 1,200 (-65.4 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Bed nights comparison between regions

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

26,800 Russian travelers via eastern border (March)

A total of 26,800 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 6,800 (-80.4 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 7,900 (-86.5 %)
  • Imatra: 3,600 (-87.1 %)
  • Niirala: 5,200 (-64.3 %)
  • Vartius: 1,800 (-64.3 %)
  • Kuusamo: 101 (-80.9 %)
  • Salla: 62 (-95.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 28 (-97.4 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 88 percent

There was a total of 1,100 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 38.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (March)

Airbnb and Vrbo

53 accommodation establishments (-9)
52 apartments (-8)
141 rooms (-9)

Apartment utilization 51.8 % (+10)
Unsold apartments 25

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

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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

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