Accommodation and Travel Stats
North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
97,700 bed nights in paid accommodation
Total of 97,700 bed nights (+2.7 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in North Karelia in August 2023. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 67 % and non-registered 33 %.
Between January and August, the number of paid bed nights was 575,000 (+3.7 %). Share of registered was 63 % and non-registered 37 %.
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. Non-registered bed nights statistics include bed nights from AirBnB and Vrbo.
65,500 registered bed nights
In August 2023, 65,500 registered bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+0.5 %), of which 58,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 7,400 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased three percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 39 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased less than one percent from last year's August.
49,900 nights (-2.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 15,600 nights (+11.8 %) by business visitors.
Between January and August, 333,000 registered bed nights (+0.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 29,300 (+21.5 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 363,000 (+1.8 %) registered 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
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
36,900 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased six percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 91.9 percent were domestic, and 8.1 percent were from foreign countries.
During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.7 nights (-0.14) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.24).
Visitors by region
Visitors by city
Visitors by postal code
Visitor nights by region
1,500 air travelers (Joensuu)
The airport received a total of 1,500 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 700 percent.
Of local passengers, 0.7 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 99.3 %.
In addition, there were 1,500 passengers departing the airport (+644.2 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,900 (+669.6 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Joensuu)
Arriving passengers from (Joensuu)
Passengers on transfers from (Joensuu)
Departing passengers to (Joensuu)
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Accommodation sales 4.6 million euro
Total accommodation sales in August were 4.6 million euro (+402,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 22.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 3.6 million euro (+228,000) and non-registered sales 1.0 million euro (+174,000).
Total January-August sales were 27.8 million euro and they increased 1.1 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||136 €||8.1 %||135 €||-0.2 %|
|Adr (Registered)||106 €||-4.6 %||112 €||-0.8 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||77 €||-1.5 %||78 €||-6.7 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||60 €||-1.4 %||53 €||-0.6 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||55 €||6.2 %||59 €||0.7 %|
Registered accommodation sales
Non-registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
62 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,800 rooms (+143)
4,800 beds (+172)
Room utilization 56.4 % (+1.8)
Unsold rooms 800
Bed utilization 37.8 % (-0.2)
Airbnb and Vrbo
610 accommodation establishments (+109)
550 apartments (+104)
1,100 rooms (+170)
Apartment utilization 57.3 % (-5.1)
Unsold apartments 230