Accommodation and Travel Stats
Helsinki: Tourism in a nutshell
130,000 registered bed nights (March)
In March 2020, 130,000 bed nights were recorded in Helsinki (-56.9 %), of which 74,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 55,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 51 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 63 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 57 percent from last year's March.
60,000 nights (-59.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 70,400 nights (-54.7 %) by business visitors.
Between January and March, 400,000 bed nights (-9.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 353,000 (-19.4 %) for foreigners in Helsinki, in total 753,000 (-14.4 %) nights.
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
Bed nights by country of arrival
Bed nights comparison between regions
69,800 tourists arrived to accommodation (March)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 62 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 60.2 percent were domestic, and 39.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Helsinki on average 1.8 nights (+0.26) and foreigners 2.0 nights (+0.15).
84,100 international congress guests in 2019
The number of international congress quests increased 80 percent from the previous year.
There was a total of 400 congresses organized (+66) in 2019.
16,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 16,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 99 percent. 3,500 travelers were transferring planes (-99.0 %) and 12,500 were local passengers (-98.6 %).
Of local passengers, 89.7 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 10.3 %. For transferring passengers, the share of travelers arriving from abroad was 95.8 %.
In addition, there were 4,900 passengers departing the airport (-99.1 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 21,000 (-98.8 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
175,000 passengers by ferries (March)
There were 175,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 55 percent. The number of departing passengers was 160,000 (-59.0 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (137,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
|Adr (Non-Registered)||83 €||-8.2 %||86 €||-2.9 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||47 €||-21.1 %||54 €||-3.0 %|
Tax free sales +47.4 % (January)
Tax free sales increased 47 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +20.9 %, Chinese +66.6 %, Japanese -0.8 %)
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
Airbnb and HomeAway
2,300 accommodation establishments (-360)
2,000 apartments (-260)
2,800 rooms (-420)
Apartment utilization 56.6 % (-9.3)
Unsold apartments 870
Registered room utilization
Visits to marketing website
There were a total of 147,000 user sessions at Helsinki marketing website in April. The share of visitors using a foreign language in their web browser was 35.3 percent out of all website visitors. The number of total user sessions decreased 41 percent from last year's April.
Website's user sessions by language
Hotel customer satisfaction
Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in April was 8.12/10 (-0.31).
Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions
Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Helsinki Marketing, Statistics Finland, Tak Research