In March 2014, overnight stays in hotels were 190,117 compared to 167,544 in March 2013.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 83% of the total number of overnight stays in March and increased by 18% compared with March 2013. At the same time the overnight stays of Icelanders decreased by 3%.

Overnight stays in hotels
  March    April - March  
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Total 167,544 190,117 13 1,878,798 2,120,806 13
Capital region 121,115 145,402 20 1,303,918 1,452,328 11
Southwest 7,021 6,964 -1 76,345 93,128 22
West and Westfjords 6,468 6,673 3 70,273 88,237 26
Northwest and Northeast 10,982 8,414 -23 143,270 159,107 11
East  5,814 3,567 -39 75,349 87,142 16
South 16,144 19,097 18 209,643 240,864 15
Icelanders 33,649 32,608 -3 314,189 343,744 9
Foreign visitors 133,895 157,509 18 1,564,609 1,777,062 14

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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