North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

June 2022

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 57,800
4 %
icon: finland 53,900
9 %
icon: foreign 4,000
302 %
Top 3:
Germany
1,200
739 %
Austria
510
148 %
Netherlands
270
1,065 %
icon: star 31,400
4 %
icon: finland 29,600
8 %
icon: foreign 1,800
302 %
Top 3:
Germany
580
1,274 %
Sweden
163
341 %
Netherlands
137
1,857 %
icon: star 3.2 mill. €
17 %
Average prices:
Night
55.60 €
9.90 €
Room
111.40 €
3.90 €
RevPAR
59.70 €
0.90 €
icon: establishment 62
3 %
icon: room 1,700
19 %
icon: bed 4,700
15 %
icon: room 54 %
2 %
icon: bed 37 %
3 %
icon: temperature 15.4 °C
3.0 °C
icon: rainfall 82 mm
27 mm

57,800 registered bed nights

In June 2022, 57,800 registered bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (-3.8 %), of which 53,900 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,000 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased nine percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 300 percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased four percent from last year's June.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (1,200 nights).

43,700 nights (-13.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 14,100 nights (+46.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and June, 185,000 registered bed nights (+14.4 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 14,400 (+328.5 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 199,000 (+20.8 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.7 percent

Total of 2.2 million registered bed nights (+26.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (+8.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 384,000 nights (+378.6 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 2.7 % (-0.8 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.0 % and foreign bed nights 1.0 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

31,400 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 94.4 percent were domestic, and 5.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During June, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.8 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 2.3 nights (0.0).

1,600 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 1,600 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 520 percent.

Of local passengers, 27.6 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 72.4 %.

In addition, there were 1,500 passengers departing the airport (+535.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 3,100 (+524.8 %).

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 29 percent

A total of 37,200 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 17,300 (+110.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 11,200 (+27.6 %)
  • Imatra: 320 (-90.1 %)
  • Niirala: 6,400 (+5.8 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+5.9 %)
  • Kuusamo: 24 (+14.3 %)
  • Salla: 195 (+146.8 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 66 (+26.9 %)

Russian visa applications increased 330 percent

There was a total of 12,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 4.1 million euro

Total accommodation sales in June were 4.1 million euro (+434,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 22.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 3.2 million euro (+471,000) and non-registered sales 914,000 euro (-37,100).

Total January-June sales were 16.9 million euro and they increased 3.9 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
June 2022
Amount
Change jan-June 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 138 € -0.9 % 140 € 1.9 %
Adr (Registered) 111 € 3.7 % 110 € 7.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 90 € 8.4 % 81 € 3.7 %
Revpar (Registered) 60 € 1.6 % 47 € 24.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 56 € 21.8 % 65 € 22.0 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

62 accommodation establishments (+2)
1,700 rooms (+270)
4,700 beds (+620)

Room utilization 53.6 % (-1.1)
Unsold rooms 790
Bed utilization 36.8 % (-1.3)

Airbnb and Vrbo

500 accommodation establishments (-28)
440 apartments (-37)
910 rooms (-60)

Apartment utilization 65.2 % (+5.9)
Unsold apartments 154

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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