Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2019


This is a non-premium report and will only show data up to 12 months from now.

Key indicators

Bed nights



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 trends.



Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

262,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 262,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 80.1 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 70,200 (-12.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 81,500 (-1.6 %)
  • Imatra: 43,200 (-5.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 15,100 (+7.4 %)
  • Niirala: 21,400 (-4.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,900 (-6.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 640 (+0.5 %)
  • Salla: 3,500 (-18.9 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,800 (-2.9 %)

Russian visa applications increased one percent

There was a total of 34,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Tax free sales -9.5 %

Tax free sales decreased 10 percent from the previous year.

(Russians -10.0 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Registered room utilization

Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland