Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kainuu: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
114,000 bed nights in paid accommodation (October)
Total of 114,000 bed nights (+2.3 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in Kainuu in October 2022. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 73 % and non-registered 27 %.
Between January and October, the number of paid bed nights was 1.1 million (+7.9 %). Share of registered was 72 % and non-registered 28 %.
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.
83,100 registered bed nights (October)
In October 2022, 83,100 registered bed nights were recorded in Kainuu (-8.6 %), of which 80,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,700 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased nine percent and registered foreign bed nights increased one percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased nine percent from last year's October.
Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (610 nights).
72,200 nights (-9.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 10,900 nights (-4.3 %) by business visitors.
Between January and October, 774,000 registered bed nights (-4.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 43,200 (+52.8 %) for foreigners in Kainuu, in total 817,000 (-2.6 %) 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
26,300 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (October)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 10 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 96.5 percent were domestic, and 3.5 percent were from foreign countries.
During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kainuu on average 3.2 nights (+0.11) and foreigners 3.0 nights (-2.0).
Visitor days by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
1,500 air travelers (Kajaani)
The airport received a total of 1,500 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased two percent.
Of local passengers, 0.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 100.0 %.
In addition, there were 1,500 passengers departing the airport (+0.5 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,900 (-0.6 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Kajaani)
Arriving passengers from (Kajaani)
Passengers on transfers from (Kajaani)
Departing passengers to (Kajaani)
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
30,600 Russian travelers via eastern border (October)
A total of 30,600 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 16,400 (+39.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 5,600 (-54.8 %)
- Imatra: 2,500 (-16.0 %)
- Niirala: 4,200 (-48.5 %)
- Vartius: 1,500 (-44.6 %)
- Kuusamo: 20 (-61.5 %)
- Salla: 220 (+4.8 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 91 (+15.2 %)
Accommodation sales 4.9 million euro (October)
Total accommodation sales in October were 4.9 million euro (+4,100). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 23.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 3.8 million euro (-380,000) and non-registered sales 1.1 million euro (+384,000).
Total January-October sales were 50.9 million euro and they increased 7.1 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||156 €||4.3 %||150 €||0.7 %|
|Adr (Registered)||103 €||2.8 %||105 €||14.1 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||101 €||32.3 %||100 €||26.9 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||50 €||-7.6 %||55 €||13.8 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||45 €||-0.5 %||49 €||12.6 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (October)
35 accommodation establishments (+1)
2,000 rooms (+18)
7,300 beds (+70)
Room utilization 49.1 % (-5.5)
Unsold rooms 1,000
Bed utilization 35.6 % (-3.8)
Airbnb and Vrbo
470 accommodation establishments (+58)
440 apartments (+50)
950 rooms (+103)
Apartment utilization 64.2 % (+13)
Unsold apartments 156
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Visitor count by attraction
Sources: Airdna, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteostat, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research
Kainuun liitto, Kauppakatu 1, 87100 Kajaani