In April 2024, there were 491,000 registered overnight stays in Iceland, which is a 13% decrease from April 2023 (563,000). Overnight stays at hotels were 330,700, which is a 9.7% decrease from April last year.

Foreign overnight stays were 76% of overnight stays, or 375,000, which is a 15% decrease from April 2023 (441,000). Domestic overnight stays were 116,000, which is a 4.7% decrease from the previous year (122,000). Overnight stays in hotels and guesthouses were 380,000 while 111,000 were in other types of accommodation (apartments, cottages etc.).

There were 330,700 overnight stays in hotels in April, which is a 9.7% increase from the previous year (366,200). There was a decrease in overnight stays in all regions, particularly in the East (-18%) and North regions (-17%). Overnight stays in the Capital region were relatively unchanged between years.

Foreign overnight stays at hotels were 251,100, or 75.9% of overnight stays, while domestic overnight stays were 79,700 (24.1%). Foreign overnight stays decreased by 13.6% from last year, while domestic overnight stays increased by 5.5%.

The supply of hotel bedrooms increased by 3.1% from April 2023, while the occupancy rate for hotel rooms decreased by 7.1 percentage points. There was a decrease in occupancy rates in all regions, particularly in the South (-10.7) and North regions (-7.7).

In April, there were 61,000 estimated overnight stays through Airbnb, 10,000 with friends and relatives, and 3,000 in camper vans outside of registered campsites.

All numbers for 2023 and 2024 are preliminary, except for hotel data which is preliminary for April 2024. Final figures for overnight stays in 2023 will be published on June 7th.


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