North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2022

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (March)
icon: star 34,400
41 %
icon: finland 30,700
28 %
icon: foreign 3,700
817 %
Top 3:
Germany
680
503 %
France
450
5,562 %
Norway
200
Visitors icon
Visitors (March)
icon: star 17,500
51 %
icon: finland 16,500
43 %
icon: foreign 1,000
796 %
Top 3:
Germany
230
1,427 %
France
119
2,875 %
United Kingdom
84
2,000 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (March)
icon: star 2.4 mill. €
87 %
Average prices:
Night
70.70 €
17.10 €
Room
112.40 €
9.20 €
RevPAR
53.80 €
18.30 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (March)
icon: establishment 48
2 %
icon: room 1,400
15 %
icon: bed 3,700
10 %
utilization icon
Utilization (March)
icon: room 48 %
39 %
icon: bed 29 %
24 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 1.1 °C
1.4 °C
icon: rainfall 33 mm
2 mm

Registered bed nights increased 41 percent (March)

In March 2022, 34,400 registered bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+41.4 %), of which 30,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,700 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 28 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 820 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 41 percent from last year's March.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (680 nights).

23,100 nights (+17.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,300 nights (+139.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 69,900 registered bed nights (+13.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 6,200 (+308.0 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 76,100 (+21.1 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.9 percent (March)

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+105.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (+70.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 377,000 nights (+699.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 1.9 % (-0.9 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.2 % and foreign bed nights 1.0 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

17,500 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (March)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 51 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 94.2 percent were domestic, and 5.8 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.9 nights (-0.22) and foreigners 3.6 nights (+0.09).

770 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 770 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 1,200 percent.

Of local passengers, 0.5 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 99.5 %.

In addition, there were 780 passengers departing the airport (+1,709.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1,500 (+1,432.7 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Joensuu)

Arriving passengers from (Joensuu)

Passengers on transfers from (Joensuu)

Departing passengers to (Joensuu)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 19 percent

A total of 31,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 75.5 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 14,100 (+105.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 8,800 (+18.0 %)
  • Imatra: 760 (-78.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 4.0 (-33.3 %)
  • Niirala: 5,400 (+2.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+8.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 21 (-74.1 %)
  • Salla: 173 (+174.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 83 (+144.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 800 percent (February)

There was a total of 7,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
April 2022
Amount
Change jan-April 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 144 € -1.6 % 139 € 3.8 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 87 € 15.8 % 76 € -2.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

400 accommodation establishments (-97)
350 apartments (-99)
740 rooms (-200)

Apartment utilization 59.6 % (+8.8)
Unsold apartments 141

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "north karelia + keyword"

Google searches for "north karelia" by search region

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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