Accommodation and Travel Stats
Helsinki: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
534,000 bed nights in paid accommodation
Total of 534,000 bed nights (+64.8 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in Helsinki in August 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 %.
Between January and August, the number of paid bed nights was 2.9 million (+106.3 %). Share of registered 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 63 percent
In August 2022, 438,000 registered bed nights were recorded in Helsinki (+62.7 %), of which 217,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 221,000 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 19 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 153 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 63 percent from last year's August.
275,000 nights (+50.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 163,000 nights (+89.2 %) by business visitors.
Between January and August, 1.4 million registered bed nights (+53.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 988,000 (+362.1 %) for foreigners in Helsinki, in total 2.4 million (+111.8 %) registered 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
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
238,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 60 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 54.9 percent were domestic, and 45.1 percent were from foreign countries.
During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Helsinki on average 1.7 nights (+0.0) and foreigners 2.1 nights (-0.17).
824,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 824,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 210 percent. 187,000 travelers were transferring planes (+318.6 %) and 637,000 were local passengers (+192.0 %).
Of local passengers, 91.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 9.0 %. For transferring passengers, the share of travelers arriving from abroad was 88.3 %.
In addition, there were 446,000 passengers departing the airport (+149.4 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.3 million (+187.6 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
510,000 passengers by ferries
There were 510,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased 117 percent. The number of departing passengers was 497,000 (+122.0 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (376,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Accommodation sales 37.3 million euro
Total accommodation sales in August were 37.3 million euro (+20.7 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 11.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 33.2 million euro (+18.5 million) and non-registered sales 4.1 million euro (+2.2 million).
Total January-August sales were 190.5 million euro and they increased 122.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||132 €||22.2 %||115 €||7.1 %|
|Adr (Registered)||129 €||35.6 %||120 €||31.4 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||104 €||29.7 %||79 €||26.7 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||86 €||110.2 %||59 €||142.8 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||76 €||38.7 %||72 €||38.0 %|
Registered accommodation sales
Non-registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
72 accommodation establishments (+4)
12,400 rooms (+890)
24,500 beds (+1,700)
Room utilization 67.1 % (+24)
Unsold rooms 4,100
Bed utilization 56.2 % (+19)
Airbnb and Vrbo
2,100 accommodation establishments (+640)
1,800 apartments (+590)
2,600 rooms (+800)
Apartment utilization 78.6 % (+4.5)
Unsold apartments 390
Registered room utilization for establishments
Non-registered room capacity
Visits to marketing website
There were a total of 320,000 user sessions at Helsinki marketing website in August. The share of visitors using a foreign language in their web browser was 47.9 percent out of all website visitors. The number of total user sessions increased 23 percent from last year's August.
Website's user sessions by language
Global Google searches for "helsinki"
Global Google searches for "helsinki + keyword"
Google searches for "helsinki" by search region
Sources: Airdna, Finavia, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Helsinki Marketing, Statistics Finland, Tak Research