Accommodation and Travel Stats
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased six percent
In July 2019, 3.3 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+5.6 %), of which 2.5 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 794,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased eight percent and foreign bed nights decreased one percent. In total, bed nights increased six percent from last year's July.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (122,000 nights).
2.7 million nights (+6.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 565,000 nights (+2.7 %) by business visitors.
Between January and July, 9.8 million bed nights (+4.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 4.1 million (+1.6 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 13.8 million (+3.5 %) 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
Bed nights by country of arrival
1.8 million tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased seven percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 78.2 percent were domestic, and 21.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During July, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.7 nights (-0.03) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-0.01).
136,000 international congress guests in 2019
The number of international congress quests increased 53 percent from the previous year.
There was a total of 830 congresses organized (+83) in 2019.
771,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 771,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased one percent.
Of local passengers, 83.3 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 16.1 %.
In addition, there were 714,000 passengers departing the airport (+1.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.5 million (+1.3 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
1.4 million passengers by ferries
There were 1.4 million arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased one percent. The number of departing passengers was 1.4 million (+2.6 %). Most arrivals were from Sweden (622,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent
A total of 325,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 91.5 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 94,500 (+9.2 %)
- Nuijamaa: 133,000 (+26.3 %)
- Imatra: 52,900 (-4.0 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 17,100 (+26.5 %)
- Niirala: 28,500 (+7.7 %)
- Vartius: 9,100 (+2.6 %)
- Kuusamo: 510 (+30.3 %)
- Salla: 2,800 (-0.4 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+32.0 %)
Russian visa applications increased 26 percent
There was a total of 93,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 162.8 million euro
Total accommodation sales in July were 162.8 million euro (+13.9 million). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 13.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 140.4 million euro (+9.6 million) and non-registered sales 22.2 million euro (+4.3 million).
Total January-July sales were 895.6 million euro and they increased 88.7 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||112 €||-1.9 %||113 €||6.4 %|
|Adr (Registered)||101 €||3.8 %||106 €||5.7 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||76 €||4.3 %||67 €||14.0 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||60 €||6.8 %||55 €||6.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||43 €||1.6 %||57 €||5.9 %|
Tax free sales +8.8 %
Tax free sales increased nine percent from the previous year.
(Russians +4.9 %, Chinese +12.9 %, Japanese +3.4 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,300 accommodation establishments (+1)
70,300 rooms (+1,200)
176,000 beds (+3,100)
Room utilization 60.1 % (+1.7)
(for establishments, which were open)
Unsold rooms 28,100
Bed utilization 50.2 % (+2.1)
Airbnb and HomeAway
15,200 accommodation establishments (+1,800)
13,100 apartments (+1,800)
25,400 rooms (+3,900)
Apartment utilization 67.5 % (+4.0)
(for apartments in use)
Unsold apartments 4,300
Registered room utilization for establishments, which were open
Website's user sessions by language
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research