Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January – June 2021

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 5.8 mill.
5 %
icon: finland 5.4 mill.
22 %
icon: foreign 363,000
78 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 2.7 mill.
9 %
icon: finland 2.6 mill.
12 %
icon: foreign 120,000
82 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 286.6 mill. €
20 %
Average prices:
Night
49.40 €
9.30 €
Room
93.60 €
13.60 €
RevPAR
27.00 €
12.60 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,100
4 %
icon: room 59,200
15 %
icon: bed 148,000
12 %
utilization icon
Utilization
icon: room 29 %
22 %
icon: bed 21 %
18 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 1.8 °C
2.0 °C
icon: rainfall 261 mm
8 mm

5.8 million registered bed nights

In Jan–Jun 2021, 5.8 million registered bed nights were recorded in Finland (-5.4 %), of which 5.4 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 363,000 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 22 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased 78 percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased five percent from last year's Jan–Jun.

4.1 million nights (-0.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 1.7 million nights (-15.4 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

2.7 million tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased nine percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.6 percent were domestic, and 4.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During Jan–Jun, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 2.1 nights (+0.17) and foreigners 3.0 nights (+0.52).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

533,000 air travelers

The airport received a total of 533,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 79 percent.

Of local passengers, 54.8 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 45.2 %.

In addition, there were 442,000 passengers departing the airport (-74.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 975,000 (-77.2 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

796,000 passengers by ferries

There were 796,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 53 percent. The number of departing passengers was 779,000 (-53.3 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (474,000 arrivals).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

152,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 152,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 41,600 (-78.7 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 44,100 (-84.9 %)
  • Imatra: 20,100 (-85.7 %)
  • Niirala: 30,100 (-60.1 %)
  • Vartius: 9,800 (-63.5 %)
  • Kuusamo: 400 (-80.0 %)
  • Salla: 370 (-95.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 187 (-97.2 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 94 percent

There was a total of 7,100 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 46.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 388.9 million euro

Total accommodation sales in Jan–Jun were 388.9 million euro (-84.8 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 26.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 286.6 million euro (-73.2 million) and non-registered sales 102.3 million euro (-11.6 million).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
Jan-June 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 143 € 4.8 %
Adr (Registered) 94 € -12.7 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 76 € -2.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 49 € -15.8 %
Revpar (Registered) 27 € -31.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

1,100 accommodation establishments (+43)
59,200 rooms (+7,600)
148,000 beds (+15,400)

Room utilization 28.8 % (-8.1)
Unsold rooms 42,100
Bed utilization 21.0 % (-4.6)

Airbnb and Vrbo

13,000 accommodation establishments (-930)
11,600 apartments (-730)
23,400 rooms (-1,100)

Apartment utilization 52.9 % (-3.8)
Unsold apartments 5,500

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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