Overnight stays by foreign tourists in Finland increase in June

Germans, Russians and Swedes form the largest groups of visitors to Finland.

The number of recorded nights spent by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments in June 2010 was 480,000, which was almost 3% more than in June 2009. Germans were the largest group of visitors with about 65,000 overnight stays, followed by Russians with 60,000 nights, and Swedes with 55,000 nights.

Among the most important countries of inbound tourism to Finland, overnight stays of visitors from Estonia increased the most at 24% to a total of almost 16,000 in June 2010. A strong increase was also recorded in overnight stays by French and American visitors. Nights spent by French visitors also increased by 17% while overnight stays by visitors from the United States went up by 11% from the year before.

Source: Statistics Finland