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4. Lapland and Kainuu the risers of domestic paid leisure trips

In 2013, some 6.6 million leisure trips were made in Finland during which paid accommodation services, such as hotels, camping sites or rented cottages were used at least once. The number was up by three per cent, or 173,000 trips, from the year before.

The most popular destination regions for the trips involving paid accommodation were Uusimaa, Pirkanmaa, Lapland, North Ostrobothnia and Varsinais-Suomi. These five regions covered nearly 60 per cent of the demand for paid accommodation.

The trips to Uusimaa numbered 1,148,000, or 18 per cent of all trips with paid accommodation. Good 11 per cent of the trips were headed to Pirkanmaa and Lapland. Trips to Kainuu and Lapland increased by nearly 20 per cent from 2012.

Lapland attracts travellers throughout the year. The most popular time to travel to Lapland was in March to enjoy spring skiing. When travelling to other parts of Finland, July was the most popular month. Altogether, 40 per cent of trips with paid accommodation were made during the summer months.

The number of nights spent during domestic leisure trips in paid accommodation totalled 16.5 million, which was six per cent more than in 2012. Compared to the year before, nights spent at hotels dropped by four per cent. By contrast, nights spent at camping sites increased by 51 per cent and nights spent at rented cottages grew by 23 per cent.

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.4.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. 2013, 4. Lapland and Kainuu the risers of domestic paid leisure trips . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.4.2024].
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