In September 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 253,000 which is an increase of 27% compared with September 2014.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 89% of the total number of overnight stays in September and increased by 36% compared with September 2014. At the same time the overnight stays of Icelanders decreased by 15%.

In the Capital region, the number of overnight stays was 152,400, which is a 22% increase compared with September 2014. Overnight stays in the South region were 39,100 in September 2015. Overseas residents with most overnight stays in Iceland in September were residents from the USA (56,100), Germany (33,600), and the UK (29,200).

In the last twelve months, from October 2014 until September 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 2,661,140 which is an increase of around 19% compared with the same period in the previous year.

 

Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in September 2015 was 68%
In September the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in the Capital region, around 75%.

Overnight stays in hotels
  Sepetmber   October - September   
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total 198,418 252,975 27 2,245,253 2,661,140 19
Capital region 124,809 152,448 22 1,506,903 1,742,904 16
Southwest 9,273 12,089 30 105,586 127,341 21
West and Westfjords 11,210 13,815 23 98,503 122,280 24
Northwest and Northeast 18,109 22,739 26 167,987 185,472 10
East  7,452 12,752 71 81,252 102,146 26
South 27,565 39,132 42 285,022 380,997 34
             
Icelanders 33,108 28,035 -15 342,764 322,138 -6
Foreign visitors 165,310 224,940 36 1,902,489 2,339,002 23


Statistics
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.