Preliminary figures of the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSAs) indicate that tourism, as a proportion of GDP, amounted to 6.1% in 2022, compared with 3.9% in 2021. The share of tourism in GDP is thus on a par with its 2015 level of 6.4%.
A 127% increase in foreign overnight stays
Main tourism indicators point to increased activity in tourism in 2022 compared with 2021. Overnight stays in registered accommodations amounted to 8.8 million in 2022 compared with 5 million in 2021, corresponding to an increase of 77%. Foreign overnight stays amounted to 7 million in 2022 and have increased by 127% since 2021. Tourists travelling to Iceland via Keflavik Airport were 1.7 million in 2022, an increase of 147% since 2021.
About the data
The Tourism Satellite Accounts are used as a measurement of tourism within the national accounting framework. A more detailed publication of the Tourism Satellite Accounts is scheduled in June 2022.