Accommodation and Travel Stats
Joensuu Region: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
48,400 bed nights in paid accommodation (August)
Total of 48,400 bed nights (+3.9 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in Joensuu Region 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 69 % and non-registered 31 %.
Between January and August, the number of paid bed nights was 293,000 (+16.2 %). Share of registered was 68 % and non-registered 32 %.
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 three percent (August)
In August 2022, 33,300 registered bed nights were recorded in Joensuu Region (+2.7 %), of which 30,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,200 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased less than one percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 39 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased three percent from last year's August.
Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (850 nights).
22,900 nights (-3.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 10,400 nights (+20.0 %) by business visitors.
Between January and August, 183,000 registered bed nights (+16.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 17,100 (+183.3 %) for foreigners in Joensuu Region, in total 200,000 (+22.6 %) 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
19,700 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 92.2 percent were domestic, and 7.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Joensuu Region on average 1.7 nights (-0.03) and foreigners 2.1 nights (+0.04).
183 air travelers (August, Joensuu)
The airport received a total of 183 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 60 percent.
Of local passengers, 2.2 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 97.8 %.
In addition, there were 199 passengers departing the airport (-63.7 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 380 (-62.0 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Joensuu)
Arriving passengers from (Joensuu)
Passengers on transfers from (Joensuu)
Departing passengers to (Joensuu)
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 250 percent (August)
A total of 129,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 59,700 (+405.7 %)
- Nuijamaa: 36,900 (+210.0 %)
- Imatra: 18,400 (+518.8 %)
- Niirala: 9,900 (+36.3 %)
- Vartius: 3,100 (+47.2 %)
- Kuusamo: 68 (+36.0 %)
- Salla: 720 (+234.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 740 (+1,054.7 %)
Russian visa applications increased 330 percent (June)
There was a total of 12,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 2.6 million euro (August)
Total accommodation sales in August were 2.6 million euro (+395,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 14.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.2 million euro (+413,000) and non-registered sales 368,000 euro (-17,900).
Total January-August sales were 15.4 million euro and they increased 4.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||112 €||11.4 %||108 €||9.5 %|
|Adr (Non-Registered)||101 €||-9.5 %||110 €||-4.0 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||67 €||19.6 %||65 €||18.6 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||65 €||4.4 %||53 €||8.6 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||63 €||-3.7 %||65 €||-2.8 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (August)
29 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,000 rooms (+120)
2,600 beds (+320)
Room utilization 57.8 % (-3.9)
Unsold rooms 430
Airbnb and Vrbo
280 accommodation establishments (+18)
240 apartments (+3)
460 rooms (+32)
Apartment utilization 62.7 % (+3.7)
Unsold apartments 89