Accommodation and Travel Stats
2,400 bed nights in paid accommodation
Total of 2,400 bed nights were recorded in paid accommodation in Central Karelia in March 2022. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 45 % and non-registered 55 %.
Between January and March, the number of paid bed nights was 6,200. Share of registered was 35 % and non-registered 65 %.
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. Non-registered bed nights statistics include bed nights from AirBnB and Vrbo.
1,100 registered bed nights
In March 2022, 1,100 registered bed nights were recorded in Central Karelia, of which 1,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 32 nights by foreigners.
Between January and March, 2,100 registered bed nights (+69.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 56 (+330.8 %) for foreigners in Central Karelia, in total 2,100 (+72.7 %) 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
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
600 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Of all registered arrivals, 99.3 percent were domestic, and 0.7 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Central Karelia on average 1.8 nights and foreigners 8.0 nights.
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 27 percent
A total of 34,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 96.8 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 11,800 (+73.3 %)
- Nuijamaa: 10,200 (+28.8 %)
- Imatra: 2,300 (-37.0 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 8,600
- Niirala: 6,800 (+29.6 %)
- Vartius: 2,200 (+19.6 %)
- Kuusamo: 45 (-55.4 %)
- Salla: 155 (+150.0 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 62 (+121.4 %)
Russian visa applications increased 1,200 percent
There was a total of 12,300 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.1 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
7.0 accommodation establishments
Room utilization 19.9 %
Unsold rooms 94
Airbnb and Vrbo
46 accommodation establishments (-7)
44 apartments (-8)
96 rooms (-41)
Apartment utilization 38.6 % (-13)
Unsold apartments 27