Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January – October 2021

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Finland: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 14.5 mill.
14 %
icon: finland 13.3 mill.
25 %
icon: foreign 1.2 mill.
43 %
Top 3:
Germany
187,000
18 %
Sweden
132,000
43 %
Estonia
125,000
6 %
icon: star 7.5 mill.
13 %
icon: finland 7.0 mill.
21 %
icon: foreign 489,000
43 %
Top 3:
Germany
80,800
12 %
Sweden
63,900
23 %
Estonia
39,600
22 %
icon: star 712.6 mill. €
8 %
Average prices:
Night
49.20 €
2.50 €
Room
97.20 €
3.40 €
RevPAR
36.60 €
2.10 €
icon: establishment 1,100
3 %
icon: room 62,300
11 %
icon: bed 155,000
9 %
icon: room 38 %
2 %
icon: bed 28 %
2 %
icon: temperature 5.9 °C
1.3 °C
icon: rainfall 555 mm
19 mm
icon: Instagram followers 1,000
0 %
icon: Facebook followers -260
icon: Twitter followers 260
0 %

Registered bed nights increased 14 percent

In Jan–Oct 2021, 14.5 million registered bed nights were recorded in Finland (+13.7 %), of which 13.3 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1.2 million nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 25 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased 43 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 14 percent from last year's Jan–Oct.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (187,000 nights).

10.6 million nights (+16.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 3.9 million nights (+5.8 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

7.5 million tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 13 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 93.5 percent were domestic, and 6.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During Jan–Oct, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.9 nights (+0.06) and foreigners 2.5 nights (-0.03).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

1.7 million air travelers

The airport received a total of 1.7 million passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 46 percent.

Of local passengers, 67.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 32.8 %.

In addition, there were 1.4 million passengers departing the airport (-33.8 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 3.1 million (-40.8 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

2.4 million passengers by ferries

There were 2.4 million arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 21 percent. The number of departing passengers was 2.4 million (-20.5 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (1.3 million arrivals).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

297,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 297,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 85,000 (-61.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 90,300 (-71.5 %)
  • Imatra: 31,900 (-79.0 %)
  • Niirala: 59,200 (-38.1 %)
  • Vartius: 19,000 (-44.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 590 (-73.6 %)
  • Salla: 1,000 (-88.0 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 470 (-93.1 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 79 percent

There was a total of 26,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 60.8 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 896.7 million euro

Total accommodation sales in Jan–Oct were 896.7 million euro (+23.5 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 20.5 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 712.6 million euro (+53.6 million) and non-registered sales 184.1 million euro (-30.1 million).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
Jan-October 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 140 € -1.8 %
Adr (Registered) 97 € -3.4 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 77 € -8.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 49 € -4.9 %
Revpar (Registered) 37 € -5.3 %

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 (+34)
62,300 rooms (+6,400)
155,000 beds (+12,500)

Room utilization 37.7 % (-0.76)
Unsold rooms 38,800
Bed utilization 28.3 % (+0.69)

Airbnb and Vrbo

12,900 accommodation establishments (-1,100)
11,500 apartments (-940)
23,100 rooms (-1,600)

Apartment utilization 55.1 % (-4.2)
Unsold apartments 5,200

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, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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