The number of tourists staying overnight in Finland is growing, with Swedes still the biggest group.
That’s an increase of 2% year-on-year for domestic tourists, and a 9% increase of foreign tourists.
The largest number of foreign tourists were Swedes with 44,600 overnight stays; with Russians (42,300) the second largest group; followed by Germans (41,800); and then Chinese tourists (32,500).
Among the fastest-growing countries for inbound tourism is Italy, with overnight stays by Italian tourists up 38% in September compared with the year before.
Taking a look at the whole year so far, between January and September the total number of hotel nights grew 3.5% compared to the same period a year before.