Accommodation and Travel Stats
South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
Registered bed nights increased 119 percent (March)
In March 2022, 41,700 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+118.6 %), of which 39,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,100 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 113 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 380 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 119 percent from last year's March.
Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (310 nights).
32,000 nights (+144.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,700 nights (+62.2 %) by business visitors.
Between January and March, 99,400 registered bed nights (+45.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 4,900 (+166.3 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 104,000 (+48.9 %) registered 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
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
20,300 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (March)
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 150 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 94.9 percent were domestic, and 5.1 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.1 nights (-0.28) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-1.6).
Visitor days by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
3,200 air travelers (Lappeenranta)
The airport received a total of 3,200 passengers.
In addition, there were 3,200 passengers departing the airport, therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 6,300.
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Lappeenranta)
Arriving passengers from (Lappeenranta)
Passengers on transfers from (Lappeenranta)
Departing passengers to (Lappeenranta)
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 19 percent
A total of 31,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 75.5 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 14,100 (+105.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 8,800 (+18.0 %)
- Imatra: 760 (-78.8 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 4.0 (-33.3 %)
- Niirala: 5,400 (+2.0 %)
- Vartius: 1,900 (+8.2 %)
- Kuusamo: 21 (-74.1 %)
- Salla: 173 (+174.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 83 (+144.1 %)
Russian visa applications increased 800 percent (February)
There was a total of 7,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||148 €||-20.2 %||140 €||-15.4 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||51 €||-18.4 %||47 €||-18.9 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
Airbnb and Vrbo
240 accommodation establishments (-51)
210 apartments (-41)
490 rooms (-93)
Apartment utilization 34.3 % (+1.6)
Unsold apartments 140