Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2020

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 1.2 mill.
32 %
icon: finland 1.1 mill.
12 %
icon: foreign 92,200
82 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 628,000
37 %
icon: finland 597,000
20 %
icon: foreign 30,600
88 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 64.5 mill. €
50 %
Average prices:
Night
52.10 €
18.10 €
Room
90.70 €
21.70 €
RevPAR
32.80 €
29.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,200
1 %
icon: room 64,000
4 %
icon: bed 162,000
3 %
utilization icon
Utilization
icon: room 36 %
35 %
icon: bed 24 %
32 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 11.6 °C
1.7 °C
icon: rainfall 70 mm
5 mm

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

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).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

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.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2020
Amount
Change jan-September 2020
Amount
Change
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

Registered Accommodation

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 + 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

Key indicators

Bed nights

Arrivals

Sales

Travel key indicators: the darker the square the larger the value.

Dark squares in the middle (vertically) mean the main season is in the summer. Dark squares on the top and the bottom mean the main season is in the winter. Gradually darkening squares from left to right signify growth over the years.

It is important to notice that the largest values (darkest squares) are not necessarily during the same months between different stats as this might reveal interesting details about travel and accommodation trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

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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

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