Accommodation and Travel Stats
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased four percent
In August 2019, 2.4 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+3.9 %), of which 1.6 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 786,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased four percent and foreign bed nights increased four percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's August.
1.7 million nights (+6.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 721,000 nights (-1.1 %) by business visitors.
Between January and August, 11.4 million bed nights (+4.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 4.9 million (+2.0 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 16.3 million (+3.6 %) 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
1.3 million tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased three percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 71.1 percent were domestic, and 28.9 percent were from foreign countries.
During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.7 nights (+0.0) and foreigners 2.0 nights (+0.05).
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.
712,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 712,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased three percent.
Of local passengers, 78.3 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 21.1 %.
In addition, there were 737,000 passengers departing the airport (+3.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.4 million (+3.3 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
1.1 million passengers by ferries
There were 1.1 million arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased three percent. The number of departing passengers was 1.1 million (+3.8 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (491,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent
A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
- Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
- Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
- Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
- Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)
Russian visa applications increased 45 percent
There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 156.1 million euro
Total accommodation sales in August were 156.1 million euro (+18.8 million). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 15.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 132.1 million euro (+11.3 million) and non-registered sales 23.9 million euro (+7.5 million).
Total January-August sales were 1.1 billion euro and they increased 108.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||115 €||8.4 %||114 €||6.7 %|
|Adr (Registered)||104 €||5.8 %||106 €||5.7 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||80 €||18.3 %||69 €||15.1 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||59 €||8.1 %||56 €||6.4 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||55 €||5.3 %||57 €||5.9 %|
Tax free sales +33.8 %
Tax free sales increased 34 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +13.8 %, Chinese +53.2 %, Japanese +24.6 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,300 accommodation establishments (+1)
70,100 rooms (+1,200)
175,000 beds (+2,400)
Room utilization 56.8 % (+1.2)
Unsold rooms 30,300
Bed utilization 40.9 % (+1.2)
Airbnb and HomeAway
15,400 accommodation establishments (+2,200)
13,300 apartments (+2,100)
25,900 rooms (+4,500)
Apartment utilization 69.8 % (+5.8)
Unsold apartments 4,000
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