Transport and Tourism

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Transport network and passenger transport

Transport network 1990 2000 2010 2020 2021
Length of railway line 1), km 5 846 5 854 5 919 l   5 918 . .
Length of tram line, km 88 84 91 l   2) 50 56
Length of underground line, km 16 21 21 36 36
Highways 3), km 76 407 77 993 78 162 77 908 77 906
Coastal waterways, km 7 690 9 261 10 073 10 442 10 435
Inland waterways, km 9 460 8 894 9 747 9 806 9 870
Passengers by mode of transport 1990 2000 2010 2020 2021
Railway transport, mil. 46,0 54,8 69,0 59,5 55,0
Tramway transport, mil. 48,6 56,7 54,5 34,9 31,5
Underground transport, mil. 35,4 51,9 57,1 60,4 56,0
Bus and motor coach transport 4), mil. . . . . 339,8 353,5 . .
Taxi traffic, mil. . . . . 57,0 52,3 . .
Water transport 5), mil. 14,0 20,7 21,7 9,6 9,6
Air transport 5), mil. 11,3 13,7 16,4 l    6,5 5,4

l   line across a time series shows substantial breaks in the homogeneity of a series

1) State railway line
2) Change in statistics compilation. The length of line calculated in one direction.
3) Excl. ramps and ferry routes
4) Includes charter transport but not private transport
5) National and international

Registered vehicles on 31 December

  1990 2000 2010 1) 2021 1)
Passenger cars 1 938 856 2 134 728 2 877 484 3 667 164
per thousand inhabitants 388 412 535 661
Vans 209 558 239 095 347 258 514 403
Lorries 54 599 65 223 117 150 170 679
Buses, coaches 9 327 9 852 13 650 19 524
Special automobiles 20 719 16 924 12 646 10 552
All automobiles 2 233 059 2 465 822 3 368 188 4 382 322
Motorcycles 60 170 90 877 226 877 287 628
Tractors 316 870 332 584 376 807 479 504
Snow mobiles 2) . . 90 511 121 976 166 862
All vehicles 3 146 308 3 697 037 5 331 582 7 040 869

1) Incl. vehicles temporarily decommissioned from traffic
2) Excl. Åland

Registered vehicles on 31 December 1922–2021

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Persons killed in road traffic accidents

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Number of overnight stays by foreigners at accommodation establishments

Accommodation establishments with at least 20 bed places or caravan pitches with electrical connection points, as well as hostels

Country of domicile 2020 % 2021 % Change of nights spent, %
United Kingdom 168 341 7,3 268 282 12,9 59,4
Germany 246 184 10,7 257 836 12,4 4,7
Sweden 102 209 4,5 170 523 8,2 66,8
Estonia 151 971 6,6 163 431 7,8 7,5
France 157 520 6,9 110 016 5,3 -30,2
United States 81 652 3,6 96 426 4,6 18,1
Spain 41 020 1,8 85 515 4,1 108,5
Netherlands 130 662 5,7 72 461 3,5 -44,5
Italy 51 689 2,3 72 434 3,5 40,1
Poland 42 834 1,9 58 405 2,8 36,4
Other 1 117 254 48,8 730 037 35,0 -34,7
Total 2 291 336 100 2 085 366 100 -9,0

Finns' leisure trips abroad

Trips with overnight stays in destination country made by the population aged 15 to 84

Country of destination 2018 2019 2020 2021 Annual change
2020–2021, %
Estonia 1 200 000 1 090 000 480 000 330 000 -32
Spain 820 000 670 000 250 000 210 000 -14
Sweden 700 000 720 000 . . 150 000 . .
Norway 190 000 220 000 110 000 . . . .
Germany 130 000 340 000 . . . . . .
Italy 260 000 300 000 . . . . . .
Greece 250 000 250 000 . . . . . .
Russia 240 000 250 000 . . . . . .
United Kingdom 220 000 200 000 . . . . . .
Other 2 250 000 2 220 000 . . . . . .
Total 6 440 000 6 260 000 1 660 000 1 280 000 -23

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Last updated 12 Aug 2022