Accommodation and Travel Stats
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
996,000 registered bed nights
In March 2020, 996,000 bed nights were recorded in Finland (-46.6 %), of which 730,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 265,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 44 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 53 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 47 percent from last year's March.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (35,100 nights).
647,000 nights (-46.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 349,000 nights (-46.7 %) by business visitors.
Between January and March, 2.9 million bed nights (-11.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1.6 million (-14.0 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 4.5 million (-12.1 %) 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
436,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 53 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 76.6 percent were domestic, and 23.4 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 2.2 nights (+0.31) and foreigners 2.6 nights (+0.27).
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.
374,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 374,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 52 percent.
Of local passengers, 68.1 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 31.3 %.
In addition, there were 311,000 passengers departing the airport (-59.6 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 685,000 (-55.7 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
257,000 passengers by ferries
There were 257,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 58 percent. The number of departing passengers was 234,000 (-61.3 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (138,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
145,000 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 145,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 88.7 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 34,800 (-50.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 59,000 (-44.4 %)
- Imatra: 27,800 (-42.0 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 7,400 (-49.4 %)
- Niirala: 14,700 (-35.2 %)
- Vartius: 5,200 (-42.6 %)
- Kuusamo: 530 (+4.5 %)
- Salla: 1,400 (-56.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 1,100 (-66.2 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 59 percent
There was a total of 27,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 77.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 82.7 million euro
Total accommodation sales in March were 82.7 million euro (-49.2 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 22.6 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 64.0 million euro (-54.5 million) and non-registered sales 18.7 million euro (+5.3 million).
Total January-March sales were 344.1 million euro and they decreased 16.3 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||130 €||15.6 %||126 €||7.2 %|
|Adr (Registered)||113 €||2.5 %||114 €||4.5 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||72 €||7.4 %||72 €||11.9 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||64 €||1.1 %||64 €||1.6 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||38 €||-34.7 %||52 €||-7.1 %|
Tax free sales +31.7 % (January)
Tax free sales increased 32 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +16.5 %, Chinese +61.3 %, Japanese +3.6 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,100 accommodation establishments (-18)
63,000 rooms (-510)
154,000 beds (-1,600)
Room utilization 33.7 % (-19)
Unsold rooms 41,700
Bed utilization 23.7 % (-14)
Airbnb and Vrbo
14,200 accommodation establishments (+2,600)
12,600 apartments (+2,600)
24,600 rooms (+5,100)
Apartment utilization 55.3 % (-4.3)
Unsold apartments 5,600
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
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