Accommodation and Travel Stats
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Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
Registered bed nights increased 29 percent
In September 2021, 1.6 million registered bed nights were recorded in Finland (+29.2 %), of which 1.4 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 204,000 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 22 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 121 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 29 percent from last year's September.
Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (30,500 nights).
1.1 million nights (+30.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 549,000 nights (+27.7 %) by business visitors.
Between January and September, 11.8 million registered bed nights (+23.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1.0 million (-50.8 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 12.8 million (+10.4 %) 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
828,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 32 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 89.6 percent were domestic, and 10.4 percent were from foreign countries.
During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.9 nights (-0.04) and foreigners 2.4 nights (-0.64).
Visitor days by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
276,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 276,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 163 percent.
Of local passengers, 68.3 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 31.4 %.
In addition, there were 258,000 passengers departing the airport (+174.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 533,000 (+168.0 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
332,000 passengers by ferries
There were 332,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased 34 percent. The number of departing passengers was 339,000 (+38.3 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (174,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 40 percent
A total of 33,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 9,700 (+52.9 %)
- Nuijamaa: 10,600 (+73.2 %)
- Imatra: 2,900 (-11.9 %)
- Niirala: 6,800 (+38.9 %)
- Vartius: 2,200 (+14.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 62 (+40.9 %)
- Salla: 117 (+77.3 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 73 (+114.7 %)
Russian visa applications increased 270 percent
There was a total of 2,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 52.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 108.9 million euro
Total accommodation sales in September were 108.9 million euro (+23.5 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 16.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 90.6 million euro (+26.1 million) and non-registered sales 18.2 million euro (-2.6 million).
Total January-September sales were 789.8 million euro and they decreased 4.1 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||135 €||-4.7 %||140 €||0.0 %|
|Adr (Registered)||97 €||7.1 %||97 €||-4.8 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||74 €||-14.2 %||78 €||-5.9 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||57 €||8.8 %||48 €||-6.8 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||44 €||32.6 %||36 €||-10.6 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,200 accommodation establishments (+11)
67,200 rooms (+3,200)
167,000 beds (+5,100)
Room utilization 44.8 % (+8.6)
Unsold rooms 37,100
Bed utilization 30.5 % (+6.4)
Airbnb and Vrbo
12,400 accommodation establishments (-1,300)
11,000 apartments (-1,200)
21,900 rooms (-2,300)
Apartment utilization 54.9 % (-6.0)
Unsold apartments 5,000
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities
Visitor count by attraction
Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research