We know Estonia
11.1.2022 | Estonia

Estonia saw 4x more foreign tourists in November 2021 than previous year

Text Mark Taylor
Photo Andrei Chertkov

Estonia saw 4x more foreign tourists in November 2021 than previous year

 

November 2021 saw the number of foreign tourists in Estonia increase by 4x (four times) on the same month in 2020. Domestic tourism remained steady compared to the previous year, with a 1 per cent reduction.

In total, 66,000 foreign tourists visited Estonia in November. The largest number of tourists came from Finland (14,000), Latvia (13,000), Russia (4000), Lithuania (3000), and Germany (3000). Despite the positive year on year figures, tourist numbers are still far below pre-pandemic levels. In fact, the tourism figures for November 2021 are comparable to the same month in 2002. 

Foreign tourists spent a total of 144,000 nights in Estonia, 73 per cent of which were spent in Harjumaa. The next most visited counties were Pärnumaa with 11 per cent and Tartumaa with 7 per cent.

Domestic tourism has remained much more stable during the pandemic. With a 1 per cent decrease in November 2021 compared to 2020, and a 12 per cent decrease compared to 2020. Domestic tourism was much more spread across the country, with just 36 per cent of nights in accommodation being spent in Harjumaa.

 

To learn more about this and similar topics
Domestic Tourists Estonia Foreign Tourists Harjumaa Pärnumaa Tartumaa Tourism Tourism Estonia

14.8.2022 | Estonia

Over 50,000 Ukrainian refugees now in Estonia

Over 50,000 Ukrainian refugees now in Estonia

According to statistics from the Social Insurance Board, 50,347 refugees from Ukraine are now residing in Estonia. Since the … Read more

12.8.2022 | Estonia

Paide Opinion Festival begins today

Paide Opinion Festival begins today

Today sees the beginning of the 2-day Paide Arvamusfestival (Opinion Festival). The festival, which is celebrating its 10th edition, … Read more

11.8.2022 | Estonia

Estonia’s tax revenues up 16% in first half of 2022

Estonia’s tax revenues up 16% in first half of 2022

In the first half of 2022, Estonia’s tax revenues rose by 15.9 per cent to 5.62 billion euros. In … Read more

10.8.2022 | Estonia

Foreign tourists spent €320 million in Estonia in the second quarter of 2022

Foreign tourists spent €320 million in Estonia in the second quarter of 2022

According to data from Eesti Bank, foreign tourists spent a total of €320 million euros in Estonia in the … Read more

10.8.2022 | Estonia

How to travel easily and comfortably in Tallinn

How to travel easily and comfortably in Tallinn

Visitor to Tallinn are increasingly heading out of the Old Town and the city centre to visit the many … Read more

9.8.2022 | Estonia

Trade up in June, despite imports from Russia and Belarus being down

Trade up in June, despite imports from Russia and Belarus being down

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2022, Estonia’s exports of goods increased by 26% and imports by 24% compared … Read more

8.8.2022 | Estonia

Foreign tourists continue to find their way back to Estonia, while domestic tourism sets all-time records

Foreign tourists continue to find their way back to Estonia, while domestic tourism sets all-time records

According to the latest data Statistics Estonia, in the month of June, Estonian accommodation establishments served nearly 337,000 tourists, … Read more

7.8.2022 | Estonia

Tallink records highest passengers numbers in 3 years in July

Tallink records highest passengers numbers in 3 years in July

The number of passengers travelling with Tallink ferries in July was the highest in almost three years. In July, … Read more