Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2019


This is a non-premium report and will only show data up to 12 months from now.

Key indicators

Bed nights



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 trends.

Sodankylä: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 29,100
13 %
icon: finland 5,300
26 %
icon: foreign 23,700
11 %
Visitors icon
icon: star 10,000
1 %
icon: finland 1,300
2 %
icon: foreign 8,700
2 %
Capacity icon
icon: establishment 12
9 %
icon: room 720
2 %
icon: bed 2,400
4 %
Weather icon
icon: temperature -16.8 °C
5.1 °C
icon: rain 28 mm
17 mm



Registered bed nights increased 13 percent

In January 2019, 29,100 bed nights were recorded in Sodankylä (+13.1 %), of which 5,300 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 23,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 26 percent and foreign bed nights increased 11 percent. In total, bed nights increased 13 percent from last year's January.

21,300 nights (+12.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 7,800 nights (+14.4 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.9 percent

Total of 1.5 million bed nights (+1.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 869,000 nights (+1.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 675,000 nights (+0.6 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Sodankylä out of total bed nights was 1.9 % (+0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.6 % and foreign bed nights 3.5 %.

10,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 12.8 percent were domestic, and 87.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Sodankylä on average 4.2 nights (+0.95) and foreigners 2.7 nights (+0.21).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

12 accommodation establishments (+1)
720 rooms (+14)
2,400 beds (+83)

Room utilization 67.0 % (+7.1)
Unsold rooms 240

Registered room utilization

Sources: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Statistics Finland