Central Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2022

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

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.1 percent

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+104.5 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (+69.8 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 379,000 nights (+704.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Central Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 0.1 %, out of domestic bed nights 0.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.0 %.

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

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

Registered Accommodation

7.0 accommodation establishments
117 rooms
370 beds

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

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

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation 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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