Finnish travel

Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Next update: 11 Jun 2020

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.


Finnish residents' travel to Southern Europe increased in 2018

According to Statistics Finland's survey, Finnish residents made 8.2 million different leisure trips abroad in 2018. Finnish residents travel to Estonia decreased clearly, but Southern Europe increased its popularity as a leisure destination. The number of various domestic leisure trips was 38 million. Domestic business trips decreased, but the number of business trips abroad grew.

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