In August 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 336,700 which is an increase of 17% compared with August 2014.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 92% of the total number of overnight stays in August and increased by 19% compared with August 2014. At the same time the overnight stays of Icelanders increased by 2%.

In the Capital region, the number of overnight stays was 187,600, which is a 19% increase compared with August 2014. Overnight stays in the South region were 56,000 in August 2015. Overseas residents with most overnight stays in Iceland in August were residents from the USA (66,700), Germany (61,450), and the UK (31,100).

In the last twelve months, from September 2014 until August 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 2,605,003 which is an increase of around 18% compared with the same period in the previous year. 

Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in August 2015 was 85%
In August the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in the capital region, around 88%. Please note that figures on occupancy rate have been updated for 2013-2015.

Overnight stays in hotels
  August   September - August   
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total 287,649 336,674 17 2,213,932 2,605,003 18
Capital region 157,659 187,570 19 1,490,743 1,717,084 15
Southwest 15,858 15,499 -2 103,254 124,525 21
West and Westfjords 17,042 21,881 28 94,793 119,675 26
Northwest and Northeast 29,376 32,657 11 165,063 177,443 8
East  17,565 23,080 31 81,223 96,846 19
South 50,149 55,987 12 278,856 369,430 32
             
Icelanders 26,870 27,333 2 344,942 328,837 -5
Foreign visitors 260,779 309,341 19 1,868,990 2,276,166 22

 

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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