Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased two percent
In October 2019, 37,400 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (+2.0 %), of which 35,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,900 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased five percent and foreign bed nights decreased 31 percent. In total, bed nights increased two percent from last year's October.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (370 nights).
21,600 nights (+8.8 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 15,900 nights (-6.0 %) by business visitors.
Between January and October, 422,000 bed nights (+2.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 52,900 (-2.2 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 475,000 (+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
24,300 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased less than one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 96.3 percent were domestic, and 3.7 percent were from foreign countries.
During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.5 nights (+0.04) and foreigners 2.1 nights (+0.27).
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.
12,500 air travelers
The airport received a total of 12,500 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased two percent.
Of local passengers, 25.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 75.0 %.
In addition, there were 12,500 passengers departing the airport (+0.0 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 25,000 (-0.8 %).
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 14 percent
A total of 275,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 73,900 (+9.3 %)
- Nuijamaa: 116,000 (+20.2 %)
- Imatra: 46,200 (+12.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 14,700 (+24.7 %)
- Niirala: 22,700 (+13.2 %)
- Vartius: 8,900 (+2.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 460 (+32.6 %)
- Salla: 2,700 (+6.4 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+18.0 %)
Russian visa applications increased 41 percent
There was a total of 64,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.6 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 3.0 million euro
Total accommodation sales in October were 3.0 million euro (+265,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 17.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.5 million euro (+154,000) and non-registered sales 508,000 euro (+110,000).
Total January-October sales were 31.9 million euro and they increased 3.2 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||140 €||9.1 %||126 €||3.8 %|
|Adr (Registered)||106 €||6.1 %||108 €||7.8 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||78 €||15.9 %||74 €||21.8 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||66 €||4.6 %||58 €||8.8 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||54 €||8.5 %||62 €||19.2 %|
Tax free sales -12.2 %
Tax free sales decreased 12 percent from the previous year.
(Russians -1.2 %, Chinese -81.3 %)
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 (-31)
3,900 beds (+16)
Room utilization 50.7 % (+1.1)
Unsold rooms 730
Bed utilization 30.6 % (+0.5)
Airbnb and Vrbo
340 accommodation establishments (+57)
310 apartments (+51)
680 rooms (+142)
Apartment utilization 55.7 % (+3.3)
Unsold apartments 138
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 October was 8.42/10.
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