Accommodation and Travel Stats
January – June 2021
Finland: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
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 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
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 by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
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).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
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).
|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
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
Visitor count by attraction
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