Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2021

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Finland: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 1.6 mill.
29 %
icon: finland 1.4 mill.
22 %
icon: foreign 204,000
121 %
Top 3:
Germany
30,500
243 %
Sweden
23,700
234 %
Estonia
18,200
31 %
icon: star 828,000
32 %
icon: finland 742,000
24 %
icon: foreign 86,200
181 %
Top 3:
Germany
14,500
293 %
Sweden
12,800
245 %
Estonia
6,200
29 %
icon: star 90.6 mill. €
41 %
Average prices:
Night
56.70 €
4.60 €
Room
97.20 €
6.50 €
RevPAR
43.60 €
10.70 €
icon: establishment 1,200
1 %
icon: room 67,200
5 %
icon: bed 167,000
3 %
icon: room 45 %
24 %
icon: bed 30 %
27 %
icon: temperature 8.4 °C
3.2 °C
icon: rainfall 43 mm
26 mm
icon: Instagram followers 1,500
2 %
icon: Facebook followers -210
icon: Twitter followers 340
1 %

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

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

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

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).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

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.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
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

Registered Accommodation

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

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

Visitor count by attraction

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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, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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