Overnight stays in registered accommodation in 2023 were 9.52 million, compared with 8.55 million in 2022. There was an increase in the number of overnight stays between years in most regions, greatest in the South (18%) and the West regions (16%), while there was a 7.0% decrease in the Westfjords and a 3.6% decrease in the East region.

Overnight stays in hotels and guesthouses were 6.57 million in 2023, overnight stays in other indoor accommodation were 1.65 million and about 1.30 million at camping sites.

Hence, there was a 11.4% increase in overnight stays from 2022. Thereof, there was a 12.3% increase in hotels and guesthouses, 13.1% increase in other indoor accommodation and 5.0% increase at camping sites.

The year-on-year increase in overnight stays in 2023 was due to an increase in non-domestic tourism. There were 1.96 million domestic overnight stays, which is a 0.4% decrease from 2022, whereas foreign overnight stays increased to about 7.56 million, or by 14.9%.

There was an increase in foreign overnight stays for all regions, except for a 6% decrease in the Westfjords. The increase was greatest in the South (23.9%), Southwest (19.1%) and West regions (17.0%). There was an 11.7% in non-domestic overnight stays in the Capital region. The greatest increase in domestic overnight stays was in the West region (13.2%), whereas there was a marked decrease in the East (-16.1%) and Southwest (-12.2) regions.

Statistics Iceland publishes an initial estimate of overnight stays in all types of accommodation on a monthly basis. These figures have now been updated. According to initial estimates, the total number of overnight stays in all types of accommodation was 9,950,000, whereas the final number is now 9,519,000, which lowers the initial estimate by 4.3%. Domestic overnight stays were 8.7% fewer than initial estimates indicated, whereas foreign overnight stays were 3.1% fewer.


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