Accommodation and Travel Stats
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased one percent
In December 2019, 1.8 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+1.2 %), of which 988,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 789,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased two percent and foreign bed nights decreased less than one percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's December.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from United Kingdom (191,000 nights).
1.3 million nights (+1.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 517,000 nights (+0.2 %) by business visitors.
Between January and December, 16.0 million bed nights (+4.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 7.1 million (+3.1 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 23.1 million (+3.9 %) 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
877,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 61.4 percent were domestic, and 38.6 percent were from foreign countries.
During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.8 nights (+0.06) and foreigners 2.3 nights (+0.0).
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.
790,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 790,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased four percent.
Of local passengers, 69.9 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 29.5 %.
In addition, there were 788,000 passengers departing the airport (-4.6 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.6 million (-4.2 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
682,000 passengers by ferries
There were 682,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased five percent. The number of departing passengers was 688,000 (-5.3 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (358,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent
A total of 311,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 83,100 (-2.1 %)
- Nuijamaa: 124,000 (+13.2 %)
- Imatra: 60,900 (+9.4 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 19,900 (+21.0 %)
- Niirala: 25,500 (+1.9 %)
- Vartius: 10,100 (-0.2 %)
- Kuusamo: 740 (+17.2 %)
- Salla: 3,400 (-7.7 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (-1.4 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 12 percent
There was a total of 56,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 72.6 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 139.4 million euro
Total accommodation sales in December were 139.4 million euro (+18.5 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 17.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 111.6 million euro (+7.0 million) and non-registered sales 23.6 million euro (+7.5 million).
Total January-December sales were 1.6 billion euro and they increased 204.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||149 €||13.8 %||119 €||9.5 %|
|Adr (Registered)||122 €||5.6 %||108 €||7.2 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||88 €||15.7 %||72 €||17.5 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||63 €||5.4 %||60 €||7.3 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||59 €||5.9 %||57 €||8.8 %|
Tax free sales +33.4 %
Tax free sales increased 33 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +15.2 %, Chinese +75.9 %, Japanese +26.8 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,100 accommodation establishments (+23)
63,700 rooms (+980)
157,000 beds (-2,400)
Room utilization 47.9 % (+0.1)
Unsold rooms 33,200
Bed utilization 38.4 % (+1.0)
Airbnb and Vrbo
13,900 accommodation establishments (+1,700)
12,000 apartments (+1,600)
24,100 rooms (+3,400)
Apartment utilization 59.3 % (+0.97)
Unsold apartments 4,900
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
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