Kainuu
Accommodation and Travel Stats

May 2022

Kainuu: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 44,400
2 %
icon: finland 41,700
1 %
icon: foreign 2,700
139 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 15,300
12 %
icon: finland 14,700
9 %
icon: foreign 570
206 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.4 mill. €
16 %
Average prices:
Night
53.50 €
6.20 €
Room
89.80 €
7.60 €
RevPAR
32.20 €
6.00 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 37
6 %
icon: room 1,900
5 %
icon: bed 6,700
5 %
utilization icon
Utilization
icon: room 36 %
13 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 6.9 °C
0.4 °C
icon: rainfall 41 mm
21 mm

Registered bed nights increased two percent

In May 2022, 44,400 registered bed nights were recorded in Kainuu (+2.4 %), of which 41,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,700 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased one percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 139 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased two percent from last year's May.

36,400 nights (+0.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,000 nights (+14.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and May, 353,000 registered bed nights (+6.4 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 24,300 (+86.8 %) for foreigners in Kainuu, in total 378,000 (+9.5 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.9 percent

Total of 1.6 million registered bed nights (+82.8 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.2 million nights (+58.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 323,000 nights (+350.5 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kainuu out of total registered bed nights was 2.9 % (-2.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.4 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

15,300 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 12 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 96.3 percent were domestic, and 3.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During May, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kainuu on average 2.8 nights (-0.31) and foreigners 4.7 nights (-1.3).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

1,600 air travelers (Kajaani)

The airport received a total of 1,600 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 980 percent.

Of local passengers, 0.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 100.0 %.

In addition, there were 1,600 passengers departing the airport (+1,136.8 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 3,200 (+1,052.1 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Kajaani)

Arriving passengers from (Kajaani)

Passengers on transfers from (Kajaani)

Departing passengers to (Kajaani)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 36 percent

A total of 32,800 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 76.2 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 15,300 (+117.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 9,300 (+27.1 %)
  • Imatra: 370 (-88.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 5.0 (-75.0 %)
  • Niirala: 5,700 (+29.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+59.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 8.0 (+100.0 %)
  • Salla: 175 (+243.1 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 63 (+152.0 %)

Russian visa applications increased 920 percent (April)

There was a total of 11,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 2.4 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in May were 2.4 million euro (+326,000).

Registered January-May sales were 19.0 million euro and they increased 3.6 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
May 2022
Amount
Change jan-May 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 90 € 9.2 % 107 € 18.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 54 € 13.2 % 50 € 12.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 32 € 22.9 % 54 € 29.3 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

37 accommodation establishments (+2)
1,900 rooms (-107)
6,700 beds (-390)

Room utilization 35.9 % (+4.0)
Unsold rooms 1,200

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

Key indicators

Bed nights

Arrivals

Sales

Travel key indicators: the darker the square the larger the value.

Dark squares in the middle (vertically) mean the main season is in the summer. Dark squares on the top and the bottom mean the main season is in the winter. Gradually darkening squares from left to right signify growth over the years.

It is important to notice that the largest values (darkest squares) are not necessarily during the same months between different stats as this might reveal interesting details about travel and accommodation trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Visitor count by attraction

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Sources: Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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