Accommodation and Travel Stats
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased five percent
In September 2019, 1.8 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+5.2 %), of which 1.3 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 516,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased three percent and foreign bed nights increased 11 percent. In total, bed nights increased five percent from last year's September.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (44,700 nights).
1.1 million nights (+4.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 768,000 nights (+6.0 %) by business visitors.
Between January and September, 12.7 million bed nights (+4.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 5.4 million (+2.8 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 18.1 million (+3.7 %) 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
998,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 74.7 percent were domestic, and 25.3 percent were from foreign countries.
During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.8 nights (+0.0) and foreigners 2.0 nights (+0.07).
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.
752,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 752,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased four percent.
Of local passengers, 74.8 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 24.6 %.
In addition, there were 777,000 passengers departing the airport (+3.8 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.5 million (+4.1 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
767,000 passengers by ferries
There were 767,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased three percent. The number of departing passengers was 745,000 (+1.2 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (355,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent
A total of 251,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 69,900 (+1.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 102,000 (+7.5 %)
- Imatra: 44,100 (+9.7 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 13,200 (+17.4 %)
- Niirala: 20,600 (+6.0 %)
- Vartius: 8,000 (+1.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 430 (+51.9 %)
- Salla: 2,400 (+13.2 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,400 (+12.1 %)
Russian visa applications increased 82 percent
There was a total of 69,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 87.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 148.9 million euro
Total accommodation sales in September were 148.9 million euro (+32.5 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 14.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 128.0 million euro (+23.0 million) and non-registered sales 20.8 million euro (+9.5 million).
Total January-September sales were 1.2 billion euro and they increased 140.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||115 €||18.9 %||114 €||8.0 %|
|Adr (Registered)||112 €||14.9 %||107 €||6.8 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||80 €||45.3 %||71 €||18.4 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||70 €||15.9 %||58 €||7.0 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||62 €||20.5 %||57 €||7.9 %|
Tax free sales +26.5 %
Tax free sales increased 27 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +36.9 %, Chinese +21.1 %, Japanese +31.1 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,200 accommodation establishments (+2)
66,900 rooms (+1,000)
166,000 beds (+1,700)
Room utilization 55.5 % (+2.6)
Unsold rooms 29,800
Bed utilization 35.5 % (+1.6)
Airbnb and Vrbo
14,600 accommodation establishments (+2,700)
12,600 apartments (+2,600)
24,900 rooms (+5,300)
Apartment utilization 69.4 % (+13)
Unsold apartments 3,900
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