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Helsinki tourism statistics

Visit Helsinki publishes a monthly statistical report on Helsinki tourism.

The report includes the latest statistical information published by Statistics Finland, the Finnish Maritime Administration and Finavia. Accommodation statistics have a two-month delay due to technical reasons.

A ten-year overview is available for the years 1990-2000.

Enquiries: tourist.media[at]hel.fi.

Market Report / January 2015

Helsinki Tourism Statistics 1/2015 (PDF)

Overnight stays by domestic visitors up 11%

Overnight stays by visitors to Helsinki decreased 6.1% in January. The reduction was entirely due to the foreign visitor segment, which was down 19.2%. In contrast, the domestic segment showed an increase of 11%. The fall in the foreign segment was caused by the halving of stays by Russian visitors when compared to January 2014. If Russian guests are excluded from the statistics, the amount of overnight stays is unchanged
in the foreign segment. However, Russians are still clearly the largest visitor group. The next largest were Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Japan, China and Estonia.

Nationwide, overnight stays were down 7.7% in January. The domestic segment grew by 2.9%, but the foreign segment contracted by 20.8%. Stays by visitors from Russia were down 42%.

The room occupancy rate of Helsinki's accommodation providers was 56.9% in January, almost three percentage points lower than one year earlier. The average price of a night, €67.27, was more than one euro less than in January 2014. Stays by business travellers reduced the most. The domestic segment's growth was mostly attributable to recreational travel. The average duration of stay by foreign visitors to Helsinki reduced slightly in January while domestic travellers stayed in the capital for the same amount of time as before.

The volume of passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa airport increased 1.1% in January-February. International traffic was up 1.9% and domestic traffic reduced by the same amount. The volume of passengers passing through Helsinki's ports increased 0.4% in January. There was a downswing in the Estonian segment, which contracted almost 3%, while the Swedish, Russian and German segments grew.

Previous statistics




Open data

You can also find our Helsinki tourism statistics as excel-files in the Helsinki Region Infoshare service:

Tourist nights monthly in Helsinki by country

Helsinki accommodation statistics -  purpose, price and capacity

Length of stay in Helsinki

Overnight statistics in Helsinki

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