In October 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 238,000 which is an increase of 30% compared with October 2014.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 88% of the total number of overnight stays in October and increased by 40% compared with October 2014. At the same time the overnight stays of Icelanders decreased by 12%.

In the Capital region, the number of overnight stays was 165,900, which is a 29% increase compared with October 2014. Overnight stays in the South region were 34,400 in October 2015. Overseas residents with most overnight stays in Iceland in October were residents from the UK (44,300), USA the (28,800), and Germany (12,700).

In the last twelve months, from November 2014 until October 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 2,718,740 which is an increase of around 20% compared with the same period in the previous year.

Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in October 2015 was 62%
In October the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in the Capital region, around 77%.

Overnight stays in hotels
  October   November - October   
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total 182,734 238,047 30 2,270,140 2,718,739 20
Capital region 128,520 165,914 29 1,523,717 1,782,563 17
Southwest 8,809 11,630 32 107,361 130,162 21
West and Westfjords 5,676 8,334 47 99,364 124,938 26
Northwest and Northeast 11,536 12,311 7 167,056 186,268 12
East  3,733 5,476 47 80,672 103,889 29
South 24,460 34,382 41 291,970 390,919 34
             
Icelanders 33,255 29,214 -12 339,839 318,942 -6
Foreign visitors 149,479 208,833 40 1,930,301 2,399,797 24


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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