Accommodation and Travel Stats
North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell
39,400 registered bed nights (June)
In June 2020, 39,400 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (-24.7 %), of which 38,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 18 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 88 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 25 percent from last year's June.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Estonia (195 nights).
32,400 nights (-19.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,900 nights (-42.1 %) by business visitors.
Between January and June, 116,000 bed nights (-32.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 17,300 (-41.9 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 134,000 (-34.0 %) 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
20,300 tourists arrived to accommodation (June)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 31 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 99.1 percent were domestic, and 0.9 percent were from foreign countries.
During June, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.9 nights (+0.16) and foreigners 3.4 nights (+1.6).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
20,300 Russian travelers via eastern border (June)
A total of 20,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 4,800 (-94.3 %)
- Nuijamaa: 6,100 (-94.6 %)
- Imatra: 2,300 (-94.9 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
- Niirala: 4,600 (-80.4 %)
- Vartius: 1,500 (-81.7 %)
- Kuusamo: 60 (-88.0 %)
- Salla: 42 (-98.5 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 28 (-99.0 %)
Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)
There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 1.5 million euro (June)
Registered accommodation sales in June were 1.5 million euro (-937,000).
Registered January-June sales were 7.3 million euro and they decreased 4.2 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||99 €||0.5 %||102 €||7.2 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||46 €||2.7 %||36 €||-11.7 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||39 €||-17.9 %||55 €||-3.4 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (June)
50 accommodation establishments (-9)
1,100 rooms (-610)
3,300 beds (-1,300)
Room utilization 46.3 % (+1.0)
(for establishments in use)
Unsold rooms 590
Bed utilization 30.6 % (-1.1)