Accommodation and Travel Stats
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased one percent
In January 2019, 1.5 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+1.3 %), of which 869,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 678,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased two percent and foreign bed nights increased one percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's January.
973,000 nights (+2.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 574,000 nights (-0.6 %) by business visitors.
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
771,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 65.7 percent were domestic, and 34.3 percent were from foreign countries.
During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.7 nights (+0.02) and foreigners 2.6 nights (-0.01).
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.
683,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 683,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased two percent.
Of local passengers, 68.6 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 31.4 %.
In addition, there were 683,000 passengers departing the airport (+1.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.4 million (+1.5 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
467,000 passengers by ferries
There were 467,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 11 percent. The number of departing passengers was 435,000 (-10.5 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (254,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
233,000 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 233,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 90.1 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 70,200 (-12.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 81,500 (-1.6 %)
- Imatra: 43,200 (-5.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 15,100 (+7.4 %)
- Niirala: 21,400 (-4.0 %)
- Vartius: 8,900 (-6.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 640 (+0.5 %)
- Salla: 3,500 (-18.9 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,800 (-2.9 %)
Russian visa applications increased one percent
There was a total of 34,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 111.5 million euro
Total accommodation sales in January were 111.5 million euro (+10.2 million). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 11.6 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 98.5 million euro (+8.8 million) and non-registered sales 12.9 million euro (+1.3 million).
|Adr (Non-Registered)||128 €||16.2 %|
|Adr (Registered)||106 €||5.3 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||67 €||20.8 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||64 €||8.4 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||50 €||4.9 %|
Tax free sales -19.4 %
Tax free sales decreased 19 percent from the previous year.
(Russians -33.8 %, Chinese +15.9 %, Japanese +13.0 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,100 accommodation establishments (+26)
62,500 rooms (+1,500)
154,000 beds (+3,200)
Room utilization 47.1 % (-0.2)
Unsold rooms 33,100
Bed utilization 32.6 % (-0.3)
Airbnb and HomeAway
11,800 accommodation establishments (+186)
10,000 apartments (-16)
20,000 rooms (-174)
Apartment utilization 51.8 % (+2.0)
Unsold apartments 4,800
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
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