Accommodation and Travel Stats
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
1.2 million registered bed nights
In September 2020, 1.2 million registered bed nights were recorded in Finland (-32.1 %), of which 1.1 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 92,200 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased 12 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased 82 percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased 32 percent from last year's September.
809,000 nights (-23.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 430,000 nights (-44.0 %) by business visitors.
Between January and September, 9.6 million registered bed nights (-24.8 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 2.1 million (-61.7 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 11.6 million (-35.8 %) 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
628,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 37 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.1 percent were domestic, and 4.9 percent were from foreign countries.
During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.9 nights (+0.16) and foreigners 3.0 nights (+0.97).
87,700 air travelers
The airport received a total of 87,700 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 88 percent.
Of local passengers, 44.9 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 55.1 %.
In addition, there were 94,000 passengers departing the airport (-87.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 182,000 (-88.1 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
248,000 passengers by ferries
There were 248,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 68 percent. The number of departing passengers was 245,000 (-67.1 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (159,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
23,800 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 23,800 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 6,300 (-90.9 %)
- Nuijamaa: 6,100 (-94.0 %)
- Imatra: 3,300 (-92.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
- Niirala: 4,900 (-76.1 %)
- Vartius: 1,900 (-75.9 %)
- Kuusamo: 44 (-89.8 %)
- Salla: 66 (-97.3 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 34 (-98.6 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 99 percent
There was a total of 610 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 60.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 85.3 million euro
Total accommodation sales in September were 85.3 million euro (-63.5 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 24.4 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 64.5 million euro (-63.5 million) and non-registered sales 20.8 million euro (+19,500).
Total January-September sales were 793.8 million euro and they decreased 406.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||142 €||22.9 %||140 €||23.1 %|
|Adr (Registered)||91 €||-19.3 %||102 €||-4.5 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||87 €||8.1 %||83 €||18.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||52 €||-25.8 %||52 €||-10.6 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||33 €||-47.3 %||40 €||-29.5 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,200 accommodation establishments (-17)
64,000 rooms (-2,900)
162,000 beds (-4,400)
Room utilization 36.2 % (-19)
Unsold rooms 40,800
Bed utilization 24.1 % (-11)
Airbnb and Vrbo
13,700 accommodation establishments (-840)
12,300 apartments (-320)
24,200 rooms (-580)
Apartment utilization 61.0 % (-8.4)
Unsold apartments 4,800
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Global Google searches for "finland"
Global Google searches for "finland + keyword"
Google searches for "finland" by search region
The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram
The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram
Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research