Overnight stays in hotels in February 2023 were 371,879 compared with 270,889 in February the year before. The number of overnight stays by Icelanders were 66,693 (+8%) and the number of overnight stays by foreign guests were 304,886 (+46%).

Employment in the tourism industries in Iceland was 27,846 in February 2023, an increase of 20% compared with February 2022. In the 12-month period from March 2022 to February 2023, an average of 29,518 individuals worked in the tourism industry compared with 22,202 in the previous 12-month period.

In March, there were 200,693 departures of passengers from Keflavik airport compared with 135,364 in March 2022. Departures of passengers with foreign citizenship were 160,916 compared with 101,173 a year earlier.

This release includes updated statistics on overnight stays and register based employment. Also updated are statistics on rental cars from the Icelandic Transport Authority, traffic statistics from the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, passengers count by nationality from the Icelandic Tourist Board and passengers’ statistics through Keflavik Airport along with traffic statistics published by ISAVIA.

Statistics Iceland no longer provides initial estimates of overnight stays for the latest month.

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Short term indicators in tourism
Passengers through Keflavik airport
Average daily traffic count on major roads

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