Saariselkä
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2024

Saariselkä: Tourism in a nutshell

Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: star 80,500
3 %
icon: finland 10,800
16 %
icon: foreign 69,700
1 %
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: star 33,600
4 %
icon: finland 3,600
23 %
icon: foreign 30,000
2 %
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: star 7.6 mill. €
9 %
Average prices:
Night
94.80 €
5.40 €
Room
242.10 €
11.80 €
RevPAR
188.10 €
19.50 €
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: establishment 10
0 %
icon: room 1,300
1 %
icon: bed 4,000
1 %
Registered Accommodation
(December 2023)
icon: room 78 %
6 %

Paid bed nights

Registered bed nights increased three percent (December 2023)

In December 2023, 80,500 registered bed nights were recorded in Saariselkä (+3.2 %), of which 10,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 69,700 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 16 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased one percent. In total, registered bed nights increased three percent from last year's December.

55,700 nights (-0.8 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 24,800 nights (+13.5 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 166,000 registered bed nights (-2.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 198,000 (+20.8 %) for foreigners in Saariselkä, in total 364,000 (+9.2 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Forecast of bed nights in registered accommodation

In February 2024, the number of bed nights in registered accommodation is expected to increase by 8.1 % compared to the previous year in Saariselkä.

The number of bed nights is expected to decrease by 4.2 % in the next six months compared to the previous year.

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 4.5 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 Saariselkä out of total registered bed nights was 4.5 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.1 % and foreign bed nights 8.9 %.

Market share in Lapland 14.1 percent (December 2023)

Total of 570,000 registered bed nights (+2.3 %) were recorded in Lapland, of which 93,400 nights (-15.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 476,000 nights (+6.8 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Saariselkä out of total registered bed nights in Lapland was 14.1 %, out of domestic bed nights 11.6 % and foreign bed nights 14.6 %.

33,600 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (December 2023)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 10.7 percent were domestic, and 89.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Saariselkä on average 3.0 nights (-0.17) and foreigners 2.3 nights (-0.02).

Visitors

Visitors by region

Visitors by city

Visitors by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Accommodation sales 7.6 million euro (December 2023)

Registered accommodation sales in December were 7.6 million euro (+658,000).

Registered January-December sales were 28.7 million euro and they increased 4.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2023
Amount
Change jan-December 2023
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 240 € 5.1 % 158 € 4.4 %
Revpar (Registered) 188 € 11.6 % 68 € 21.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 95 € 6.0 % 79 € 6.5 %

Total accommodation sales

Registered accommodation sales

Non-registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation (December 2023)

10 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,300 rooms (+11)
4,000 beds (+28)

Room utilization 77.7 % (+4.5)
Unsold rooms 300

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: Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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