In May 2014, overnight stays in hotels were 180,880 compared to 160,560 in May 2013.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 80% of the total number of overnight stays in May and increased by 13% compared with May 2013. At the same time the overnight stays of Icelanders increased by 11%.

Overnight stays in hotels
  May   June - May   
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Total 160,557 180,880 13 1,910,865 2,165,421 13
Capital region 109,607 123,544 13 1,319,767 1,481,912 12
Southwest 8,040 8,831 10 80,125 95,005 19
West and Westfjords 6,476 7,129 10 72,601 89,540 23
Northwest and Northeast 12,675 13,202 4 147,250 164,423 12
East  7,658 5,489 -28 79,598 83,247 5
South 16,101 22,685 41 211,524 251,294 19
Icelanders 33,137 36,857 11 323,419 352,504 9
Foreign visitors 127,420 144,023 13 1,587,446 1,812,917 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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