Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2020

Finland: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (March)
icon: star 989,000
47 %
icon: finland 722,000
44 %
icon: foreign 267,000
53 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (March)
icon: star 436,000
53 %
icon: finland 333,000
52 %
icon: foreign 104,000
57 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (March)
icon: star 60.6 mill.
49 %
Average prices:
Night
61.30 €
2.30 €
Room
106.70 €
3.30 €
RevPAR
33.20 €
25.00 €
Tax Free icon
Tax Free (January)
icon: star 32 %
Russia
17 %
China
61 %
Japan
4 %

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

989,000 registered bed nights (March)

In March 2020, 989,000 bed nights were recorded in Finland (-46.9 %), of which 722,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 267,000 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.

638,000 nights (-47.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 351,000 nights (-46.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 2.9 million bed nights (-11.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1.6 million (-14.0 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 4.5 million (-12.5 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

436,000 tourists arrived to accommodation (March)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 53 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 76.2 percent were domestic, and 23.8 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 2.2 nights (+0.3) and foreigners 2.6 nights (+0.25).

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 840 congresses organized (+83) in 2019.

257,000 passengers by ferries (March)

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).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

20,100 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 20,100 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 4,300 (-93.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 5,800 (-94.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,500 (-94.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,700 (-78.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,700 (-79.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 77 (-76.5 %)
  • Salla: 24 (-99.0 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 17 (-99.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)

There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
April 2020
Amount
Change jan-April 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 138 € 24.1 %  125 € 7.6 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 76 € 18.0 %  74 € 13.9 % 

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

Airbnb and HomeAway

14,200 accommodation establishments (+1,300)
12,600 apartments (+1,600)
25,100 rooms (+3,800)

Apartment utilization 55.1 % (-2.9)
Unsold apartments 5,700

Registered room utilization

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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