Finnish travel

Updated: 29 Mar 2018
Next update: 28 Mar 2019

The Finnish Travel Survey contains information on trips made by Finnish residents and on persons having travelled. The survey describes domestic and outbound trips with overnight stays and same-day trips abroad.

The data collection methods of the survey were changed in 2000, 2010 and 2012. Figures prior to the break in the time series are not fully comparable with newer ones.

The data for 1991-2011 apply to Finns aged 15 to 74 and from 2012 onwards to those aged 15 to 84.

The sums do not always amount to the totals shown because of rounding.

Domestic trips are classified into leisure trips with paid accommodation, trips to own free-time residences and business and professional trips.

Outbound trips are classified into leisure trips involving overnighting in destination country, cruises, same-day visits, and business and professional visits.


Finns' travel to Central and Southern Europe increased in 2017

According to Statistics Finland's survey, Finns made 8.5 million different kinds of leisure trips abroad in 2017. Western and Eastern Europe, as well as Southern Europe increased their popularity as travel destinations among Finns but trips to the American continent fell in popularity. The number of domestic leisure trips was 26 million. Business trips in Finland remained on level with the previous year but business trips abroad decreased from the previous year.

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