In April 2016, overnight stays in hotels were 227,400 which is an increase of 29% compared with April 2015. Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 83% of the total number of overnight stays in April and increased by 30% compared with April 2015. At the same time, the overnight stays of Icelanders increased by 24%.

In the capital region, the number of overnight stays was 154,800, which is a 25% increase compared with April 2015. Around 68% of all overnight stays were in the capital region, whereas overnight stays in the South region were 29,700. Overseas residents with the most overnight stays in Iceland in April were from the USA (50,800), UK (45,000), and Germany (16,000).

For the last twelve months, from May 2015 to April 2016, overnight stays in hotels were 3,095,600, which is an increase of around 27% compared with the previous year.

 

Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in April 2016 was 59,2%
In March the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in the capital region, or 72,4%.

Overnight stays in hotels
  April    May - April  
  2015 2016 % 2014-2015 2015-2016 %
             
Total 175,798 227,413 29 2,427,990 3,095,592 27
Capital region 123,906 154,823 25 1,626,280 2,031,132 25
Southwest 8,956 9,436 5 118,045 145,673 23
West and Westfjords 5,975 7,627 28 105,787 128,849 22
Northwest and Northeast 10,299 19,656 91 167,242 207,876 24
East  3,478 6,221 79 79,270 128,255 62
South 23,184 29,650 28 331,366 453,807 37
             
Icelanders 29,822 37,088 24 334,356 344,900 3
Foreign visitors 145,976 190,325 30 2,093,634 2,750,692 31

The data above only show overnight stays in hotels that are operating for the whole year. Guesthouses and summer hotels are not included in this category.

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