South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
30,100 bed nights in paid accommodation
Total of 30,100 bed nights (+22.8 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in South Karelia in January 2022. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 82 % and non-registered 18 %.
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. Non-registered bed nights statistics include bed nights from AirBnB and Vrbo.
Registered bed nights increased 25 percent
In January 2022, 24,700 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+24.6 %), of which 23,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,000 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 23 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 71 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 25 percent from last year's January.
18,900 nights (+22.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 5,800 nights (+31.3 %) 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
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
11,700 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 20 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.7 percent were domestic, and 4.3 percent were from foreign countries.
During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.1 nights (+0.11) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-1.7).
Visitor days by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
1,100 air travelers (Lappeenranta)
The airport received a total of 1,100 passengers.
In addition, there were 1,200 passengers departing the airport, therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,200.
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Lappeenranta)
Arriving passengers from (Lappeenranta)
Passengers on transfers from (Lappeenranta)
Departing passengers to (Lappeenranta)
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 47 percent
A total of 34,500 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 74.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 10,100 (+48.4 %)
- Nuijamaa: 11,100 (+81.8 %)
- Imatra: 2,600 (-22.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 2,000
- Niirala: 7,500 (+59.8 %)
- Vartius: 2,400 (+46.1 %)
- Kuusamo: 137 (+55.7 %)
- Salla: 230 (+175.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 89 (+187.1 %)
Accommodation sales 1.4 million euro
Total accommodation sales in January were 1.4 million euro (+321,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 12.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.2 million euro (+296,000) and non-registered sales 171,000 euro (+24,900).
|Adr (Non-Registered)||132 €||5.3 %|
|Adr (Registered)||89 €||5.5 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||50 €||5.8 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||42 €||7.1 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||23 €||25.9 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
31 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,800 rooms (-15)
5,100 beds (-15)
Room utilization 25.4 % (+4.1)
Unsold rooms 1,300
Bed utilization 15.3 % (+2.6)
Airbnb and Vrbo
230 accommodation establishments (-42)
200 apartments (-34)
460 rooms (-78)
Apartment utilization 31.5 % (-0.87)
Unsold apartments 137