Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased eight percent
In September 2019, 39,800 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (+7.6 %), of which 36,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,100 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased nine percent and foreign bed nights decreased nine percent. In total, bed nights increased eight percent from last year's September.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (570 nights).
22,700 nights (+4.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 17,200 nights (+11.8 %) by business visitors.
Between January and September, 386,000 bed nights (+2.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 50,900 (-0.7 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 437,000 (+1.7 %) 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
Bed nights comparison between regions
26,400 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 10 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 94.5 percent were domestic, and 5.5 percent were from foreign countries.
During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.5 nights (-0.06) and foreigners 2.2 nights (+0.47).
2,100 international congress guests in 2019
The number of international congress quests increased six percent from the previous year.
There was a total of 36 congresses organized (+3.0) in 2019.
12,700 air travelers
The airport received a total of 12,700 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased two percent.
Of local passengers, 25.9 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 74.1 %.
In addition, there were 13,900 passengers departing the airport (+4.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 26,600 (+3.3 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent
A total of 251,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 69,900 (+1.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 102,000 (+7.5 %)
- Imatra: 44,100 (+9.7 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 13,200 (+17.4 %)
- Niirala: 20,600 (+6.0 %)
- Vartius: 8,000 (+1.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 430 (+51.9 %)
- Salla: 2,400 (+13.2 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,400 (+12.1 %)
Russian visa applications increased 82 percent
There was a total of 69,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 87.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 3.2 million euro
Total accommodation sales in September were 3.2 million euro (+564,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 5.9 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.6 million euro (+328,000) and non-registered sales 187,000 euro (+27,900).
Total January-September sales were 29.0 million euro and they increased 2.9 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||107 €||8.5 %||109 €||7.9 %|
|Adr (Non-Registered)||99 €||-4.7 %||100 €||-5.0 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||65 €||6.4 %||57 €||9.2 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||61 €||1.8 %||55 €||5.8 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||59 €||22.3 %||63 €||20.4 %|
Tax free sales +36.3 %
Tax free sales increased 36 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +12.3 %, Chinese +142.1 %, Japanese -82.1 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
21 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,500 rooms (-27)
4,100 beds (+32)
Room utilization 55.1 % (+6.2)
Unsold rooms 700
Bed utilization 31.2 % (+1.7)
Airbnb and Vrbo
194 accommodation establishments (+33)
159 apartments (+21)
330 rooms (+75)
Apartment utilization 62.2 % (+3.9)
Unsold apartments 60
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Global Google searches for "kuopio"
Global Google searches for "kuopio + keyword"
Google searches for "kuopio" by search region
The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram
Hotel customer satisfaction
Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in September was 8.39/10.
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions
Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research