Lapland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2024

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Lapland: Tourism in a nutshell

Total
(December 2023)
icon: new 813,000
11 %
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: star 570,000
2 %
icon: finland 93,400
16 %
icon: foreign 476,000
7 %
Non-registered Accommodation
(January)
icon: star 198,000
31 %
Top 3 (Reg.):
United Kingdom
190,000
2 %
France
40,000
15 %
Spain
30,600
23 %
Total
(December 2023)
icon: new 285,000
15 %
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: star 201,000
7 %
icon: finland 33,400
12 %
icon: foreign 168,000
11 %
Non-registered Accommodation
(January)
icon: star 66,200
36 %
Top 3 (Reg.):
United Kingdom
57,500
0 %
France
11,200
7 %
Singapore
10,000
11 %
Total
(December 2023)
icon: new 71.4 mill.
26 %
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: star 53.1 mill. €
62 %
Average prices:
Night
93.20 €
11.20 €
Room
236.80 €
25.60 €
RevPAR
169.80 €
21.70 €
Non-registered Accommodation
(January)
icon: star 11.4 mill.
62 %
Average prices:
Adr
241.40 €
42.00 €
RevPAR
132.90 €
20.30 €
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: establishment 189
1 %
icon: room 9,700
1 %
icon: bed 28,100
1 %
Non-registered Accommodation
(January)
icon: establishment 3,900
37 %
icon: room 7,400
36 %
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: room 72 %
2 %
icon: bed 65 %
1 %
Non-registered Accommodation
(January)
icon: entire place 55 %
3 %

Paid bed nights

Registered bed nights increased two percent (December 2023)

In December 2023, 570,000 registered bed nights were recorded in Lapland (+2.3 %), of which 93,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 476,000 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased 16 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased seven percent. In total, registered bed nights increased two percent from last year's December.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from United Kingdom (190,000 nights).

467,000 nights (-0.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 103,000 nights (+15.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 1.6 million registered bed nights (-4.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1.7 million (+22.0 %) for foreigners in Lapland, in total 3.3 million (+7.8 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 31.5 percent (December 2023)

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+0.4 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.0 million nights (-3.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 780,000 nights (+6.3 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Lapland out of total registered bed nights was 31.5 % (+0.6 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 9.1 % and foreign bed nights 61.0 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

201,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (December 2023)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased seven percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 16.6 percent were domestic, and 83.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Lapland on average 2.8 nights (-0.12) and foreigners 2.8 nights (-0.12).

Visitors

Visitors by region

Visitors by city

Visitors by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

1,200 air travelers (Kemi)

The airport received a total of 1,200 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 13 percent.

Of local passengers, 0.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 100.0 %.

In addition, there were 1,200 passengers departing the airport (-6.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,400 (-9.9 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Kemi)

Arriving passengers from (Kemi)

Passengers on transfers from (Kemi)

Departing passengers to (Kemi)

16,600 air travelers (Ivalo)

The airport received a total of 16,600 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased one percent.

Of local passengers, 26.2 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 73.8 %.

In addition, there were 17,700 passengers departing the airport (+1.7 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 34,300 (+1.4 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Ivalo)

Arriving passengers from (Ivalo)

Passengers on transfers from (Ivalo)

Departing passengers to (Ivalo)

58,800 air travelers (Rovaniemi)

The airport received a total of 58,800 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 31 percent.

Of local passengers, 57.7 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 42.3 %.

In addition, there were 68,600 passengers departing the airport (+31.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 127,000 (+31.4 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Rovaniemi)

Arriving passengers from (Rovaniemi)

Passengers on transfers from (Rovaniemi)

Departing passengers to (Rovaniemi)

33,000 air travelers (Kittilä)

The airport received a total of 33,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased four percent.

Of local passengers, 58.9 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 41.1 %.

In addition, there were 37,500 passengers departing the airport (+7.2 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 70,400 (+5.9 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Kittilä)

Arriving passengers from (Kittilä)

Passengers on transfers from (Kittilä)

Departing passengers to (Kittilä)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2023
Amount
Change jan-December 2023
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 310 € 19.2 % 200 € 18.3 %
Adr (Registered) 240 € 12.1 % 157 € 9.0 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 210 € 20.2 % 104 € 10.2 %
Revpar (Registered) 170 € 14.7 % 73 € 19.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 93 € 13.6 % 73 € 11.2 %

Total accommodation sales

Registered accommodation sales

Non-registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation (December 2023)

189 accommodation establishments (-2)
9,700 rooms (+127)
28,100 beds (+210)

Room utilization 71.7 % (+1.6)
Unsold rooms 2,700
Bed utilization 64.7 % (+0.4)

Airbnb and Vrbo

3,900 accommodation establishments (+1,100)
3,700 apartments (+1,000)
7,400 rooms (+1,900)

Apartment utilization 55.0 % (-1.6)
Unsold apartments 1,600

Registered room utilization for establishments

Key indicators

Bed nights

Arrivals

Sales

Travel key indicators: the darker the square the larger the value.

Dark squares in the middle (vertically) mean the main season is in the summer. Dark squares on the top and the bottom mean the main season is in the winter. Gradually darkening squares from left to right signify growth over the years.

It is important to notice that the largest values (darkest squares) are not necessarily during the same months between different stats as this might reveal interesting details about travel and accommodation trends.

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Sources: Airdna, Finavia, Statistics Finland, Tak Research


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