Accommodation and Travel Stats
Helsinki: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased six percent (February)
In February 2020, 300,000 bed nights were recorded in Helsinki (+5.5 %), of which 166,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 134,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 12 percent and foreign bed nights decreased one percent. In total, bed nights increased six percent from last year's February.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (14,500 nights).
151,000 nights (+5.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 149,000 nights (+5.1 %) by business visitors.
Between January and February, 325,000 bed nights (+13.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 297,000 (+3.0 %) for foreigners in Helsinki, in total 622,000 (+8.0 %) 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
Market share 16.2 percent (February)
Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+7.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.2 million nights (+10.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 613,000 nights (+1.9 %) by foreigners.
The market share of Helsinki out of total bed nights was 16.2 % (-0.3 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 13.4 % and foreign bed nights 21.9 %.
Bed nights comparison between regions
Bed nights in foreign comparison regions
181,000 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 59.4 percent were domestic, and 40.6 percent were from foreign countries.
During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Helsinki on average 1.5 nights (+0.03) and foreigners 1.8 nights (+0.03).
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.
543,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 543,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 55 percent. 136,000 travelers were transferring planes (-57.6 %) and 407,000 were local passengers (-53.8 %).
Of local passengers, 81.5 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 18.5 %. For transferring passengers, the share of travelers arriving from abroad was 76.7 %.
In addition, there were 203,000 passengers departing the airport (-62.6 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 746,000 (-57.3 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
368,000 passengers by ferries (January)
There were 368,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased 12 percent. The number of departing passengers was 345,000 (+15.9 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (290,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Accommodation sales 24.8 million euro (February)
Total accommodation sales in February were 24.8 million euro (+2.2 million). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 14.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 21.7 million euro (+1.3 million) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 3.1 million euro (+944,000).
Total January-February sales were 51.7 million euro and they increased 5.3 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||114 €||2.3 %||113 €||3.2 %|
|Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway)||94 €||-4.6 %||98 €||-4.3 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||74 €||-0.7 %||74 €||3.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||72 €||0.7 %||72 €||0.3 %|
|Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway)||63 €||2.6 %||65 €||4.6 %|
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 (February)
70 accommodation establishments (-4)
10,200 rooms (+350)
20,400 beds (+640)
Room utilization 64.7 % (-2.0)
Unsold rooms 3,600
Airbnb and HomeAway
2,400 apartments (+390)
350 private rooms (+5)
29 shared rooms (-5)
Apartment utilization 67.1 % (+4.7)
Unsold apartments 800
Registered room utilization
Visits to marketing website (February)
There were a total of 244,000 user sessions at Helsinki marketing website in February. The share of visitors using a foreign language in their web browser was 48.1 percent out of all website visitors. The number of total user sessions increased 12 percent from last year's February.