Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell
33,400 registered bed nights
In September 2020, 33,400 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (-16.2 %), of which 32,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 540 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 10 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 83 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 16 percent from last year's September.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (139 nights).
21,900 nights (-3.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,500 nights (-32.9 %) by business visitors.
Between January and September, 314,000 bed nights (-18.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 19,800 (-61.0 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 334,000 (-23.6 %) 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
19,700 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 25 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 98.8 percent were domestic, and 1.2 percent were from foreign countries.
During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.7 nights (+0.22) and foreigners 2.4 nights (+0.21).
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.
980 air travelers
The airport received a total of 980 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 92 percent.
Of local passengers, 8.6 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 91.4 %.
In addition, there were 1,000 passengers departing the airport (-92.5 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,000 (-92.4 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
23,800 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 23,800 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 6,300 (-90.9 %)
- Nuijamaa: 6,100 (-94.0 %)
- Imatra: 3,300 (-92.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
- Niirala: 4,900 (-76.1 %)
- Vartius: 1,900 (-75.9 %)
- Kuusamo: 44 (-89.8 %)
- Salla: 66 (-97.3 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 34 (-98.6 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 99 percent
There was a total of 610 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 60.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 2.7 million euro
Total accommodation sales in September were 2.7 million euro (-481,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 25.9 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.0 million euro (-615,000) and non-registered sales 696,000 euro (+134,000).
Total January-September sales were 23.8 million euro and they decreased 5.1 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||153 €||22.0 %||154 €||23.9 %|
|Adr (Registered)||99 €||-6.9 %||107 €||-1.3 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||96 €||11.9 %||93 €||26.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||59 €||-8.9 %||52 €||-9.1 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||46 €||-21.8 %||46 €||-27.5 %|
Tax free sales +19.8 % (January)
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
22 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,500 rooms (-20)
4,100 beds (-85)
Room utilization 46.3 % (-8.8)
Unsold rooms 820
Bed utilization 26.6 % (-4.6)
Airbnb and Vrbo
360 accommodation establishments (+15)
330 apartments (+20)
710 rooms (+14)
Apartment utilization 63.0 % (-5.7)
Unsold apartments 123
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 8.24/10 (-0.14).
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