Kainuu
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2021

Kainuu: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (August)
icon: star 90,500
8 %
icon: finland 86,100
7 %
icon: foreign 4,400
28 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (August)
icon: star 32,700
2 %
icon: finland 31,400
1 %
icon: foreign 1,300
30 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (August)
icon: star 3.9 mill. €
11 %
Average prices:
Night
42.70 €
1.20 €
Room
89.80 €
6.60 €
RevPAR
49.40 €
4.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (August)
icon: establishment 40
3 %
icon: room 2,200
1 %
icon: bed 7,700
4 %
utilization icon
Utilization (August)
icon: room 55 %
2 %
icon: bed 35 %
4 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 6.2 °C
3.7 °C
icon: rainfall 47 mm
89 mm

Registered bed nights increased eight percent (August)

In August 2021, 90,500 registered bed nights were recorded in Kainuu (+7.8 %), of which 86,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,400 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased seven percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 28 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased eight percent from last year's August.

81,900 nights (+12.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,600 nights (-23.6 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 647,000 registered bed nights (+17.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 22,000 (-37.9 %) for foreigners in Kainuu, in total 669,000 (+13.7 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 4.4 percent (August)

Total of 2.1 million registered bed nights (+23.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (+17.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 264,000 nights (+77.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kainuu out of total registered bed nights was 4.4 % (-0.6 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.8 % and foreign bed nights 1.7 %.

Registered bed nights comparison between regions

32,700 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased two percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 96.0 percent were domestic, and 4.0 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kainuu on average 2.7 nights (+0.15) and foreigners 3.4 nights (-0.06).

1,200 air travelers (Kajaani)

The airport received a total of 1,200 passengers.

Of local passengers, 0.4 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 99.6 %.

In addition, there were 1,200 passengers departing the airport, therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,400.

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 40 percent

A total of 33,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 9,700 (+52.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 10,600 (+73.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-11.9 %)
  • Niirala: 6,800 (+38.9 %)
  • Vartius: 2,200 (+14.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 62 (+40.9 %)
  • Salla: 117 (+77.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 73 (+114.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 290 percent (August)

There was a total of 2,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 56.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 3.9 million euro (August)

Registered accommodation sales in August were 3.9 million euro (+383,000).

Registered January-August sales were 28.6 million euro and they increased 4.3 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2021
Amount
Change jan-August 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 90 € 7.9 % 91 € 0.7 %
Revpar (Registered) 49 € 10.5 % 47 € 7.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 43 € 3.0 % 43 € 3.6 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (August)

Registered Accommodation

40 accommodation establishments (+1)
2,200 rooms (+17)
7,700 beds (+320)

Room utilization 55.0 % (+1.3)
Unsold rooms 970
Bed utilization 34.7 % (+1.2)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "kainuu + keyword"

Google searches for "kainuu" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram

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

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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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