Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased four percent
In January 2020, 40,100 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (+3.7 %), of which 31,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 8,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased six percent and foreign bed nights decreased four percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's January.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (6,600 nights).
25,200 nights (+3.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 14,900 nights (+3.7 %) by business visitors.
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
Market share 2.4 percent
Total of 1.7 million bed nights (+8.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 954,000 nights (+10.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 712,000 nights (+5.5 %) by foreigners.
The market share of Kuopio out of total bed nights was 2.4 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.3 % and foreign bed nights 1.2 %.
Bed nights comparison between regions
22,700 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased five percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 88.6 percent were domestic, and 11.4 percent were from foreign countries.
During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.6 nights (+0.01) and foreigners 3.4 nights (-0.26).
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 35 congresses organized (+2.0) in 2019.
7,700 air travelers
The airport received a total of 7,700 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 14 percent.
Of local passengers, 10.8 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 89.2 %.
In addition, there were 8,800 passengers departing the airport (-9.2 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 16,400.
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 11 percent
A total of 291,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 85,500 (+21.9 %)
- Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+30.6 %)
- Imatra: 55,800 (+29.3 %)
- Niirala: 25,700 (+20.4 %)
- Vartius: 9,200 (+3.5 %)
- Kuusamo: 720 (+11.7 %)
- Salla: 4,000 (+14.9 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,000 (+5.6 %)
Russian visa applications increased nine percent
There was a total of 37,100 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.1 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 3.2 million euro
Total accommodation sales in January were 3.2 million euro (+462,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 31.4 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.4 million euro (+117,000) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 762,000 euro (+345,000).
|Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway)||160 €||-13.4 %|
|Adr (Registered)||107 €||3.7 %|
|Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway)||93 €||-2.6 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||61 €||1.3 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||51 €||-3.3 %|
Tax free sales +19.8 %
Tax free sales increased 20 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +19.9 %, Chinese -90.7 %, Japanese -6.3 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
21 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,500 rooms (+122)
3,900 beds (+320)
Room utilization 47.6 % (-3.5)
Unsold rooms 780
Airbnb and HomeAway
330 apartments (+111)
30 private rooms (+5)
0.0 shared rooms (-2)
Apartment utilization 58.2 % (+6.5)
Unsold apartments 137
Registered room utilization
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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland