Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2021

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 780,000
310 %
icon: finland 727,000
320 %
icon: foreign 53,100
216 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 318,000
388 %
icon: finland 303,000
392 %
icon: foreign 14,900
315 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 38.7 mill. €
312 %
Average prices:
Night
49.60 €
0.20 €
Room
89.40 €
12.70 €
RevPAR
23.70 €
13.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,000
26 %
icon: room 56,300
66 %
icon: bed 141,000
51 %
utilization icon
Utilization
icon: room 26 %
104 %
icon: bed 19 %
170 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 2.9 °C
1.1 °C
icon: rainfall 31 mm
4 mm

Registered bed nights increased 310 percent

In April 2021, 780,000 registered bed nights were recorded in Finland (+310.4 %), of which 727,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 53,100 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 320 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 220 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 310 percent from last year's April.

525,000 nights (+519.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 255,000 nights (+142.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and April, 3.0 million registered bed nights (-2.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 211,000 (-86.9 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 3.2 million (-31.4 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

318,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 390 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.3 percent were domestic, and 4.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During April, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 2.4 nights (-0.41) and foreigners 3.6 nights (-1.1).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

64,300 air travelers

The airport received a total of 64,300 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 480 percent.

Of local passengers, 42.2 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 57.8 %.

In addition, there were 63,000 passengers departing the airport (+804.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 127,000 (+605.4 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

98,500 passengers by ferries

There were 98,500 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased 220 percent. The number of departing passengers was 99,700 (+194.7 %).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 31 percent

A total of 26,200 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 68.4 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 6,900 (+59.4 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 7,500 (+28.3 %)
  • Imatra: 3,600 (+41.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 6.0 (-25.0 %)
  • Niirala: 5,300 (+14.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,700 (+3.1 %)
  • Kuusamo: 81 (+5.2 %)
  • Salla: 63 (+162.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 34 (+100.0 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 87 percent

There was a total of 1,100 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 40.1 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 57.2 million euro

Total accommodation sales in April were 57.2 million euro (+31.8 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 32.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 38.7 million euro (+29.3 million) and non-registered sales 18.5 million euro (+2.5 million).

Total January-April sales were 229.1 million euro and they decreased 140.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
April 2021
Amount
Change jan-April 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 152 € 9.1 % 144 € 11.7 %
Adr (Registered) 89 € 16.6 % 94 € -15.8 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 75 € 2.2 % 77 € 6.0 %
Bed Night (Registered) 50 € 0.5 % 51 € -20.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 24 € 137.6 % 25 € -45.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

1,000 accommodation establishments (+210)
56,300 rooms (+22,300)
141,000 beds (+48,000)

Room utilization 26.5 % (+14)
Unsold rooms 41,400
Bed utilization 18.6 % (+12)

Airbnb and Vrbo

14,000 accommodation establishments (+190)
12,600 apartments (+260)
25,400 rooms (+580)

Apartment utilization 49.4 % (-3.4)
Unsold apartments 6,400

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, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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