In December 2014, overnight stays in hotels were 133,300 which is a 14% increase compared with December 2013. During the last twelve months overnight stays have increased by 13%.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 84% of the total number of overnight stays in December and increased by 14% compared with December 2013. At the same time the overnight stays of Icelanders increased by 12%.

In the Capital region, the number of overnight stays was 108,800, which is a 17% increase compared with December 2013. Overnight stays in the South region were 11,200 in December 2014. Overseas residents with most overnight stays in Iceland in November were residents from UK (47,700) USA residents (22,400), and Germans (5,900).

Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in December 2014 was 49%
In December the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in the Capital region, 70% and in the Southwest, around 42%.Occupancy rate for hotels increases in most areas for the year 2014.

Overnight stays in hotels          
  December    January - December  
  2013 2014 % 2013 2014 %
             
Total 117,099 133,344 14 2,050,163 2,307,314 13
Capital region 93,164 108,765 17 1,387,042 1,554,147 12
Southwest 5,981 6,768 13 90,545 109,684 21
West and Westfjords 2,212 2,456 11 87,470 100,742 15
Northwest and Northeast 4,461 3,559 -20 160,976 165,851 3
East  1,690 610 -64 89,582 78,910 -12
South 9,591 11,186 17 234,548 297,980 27
             
Icelanders 19,121 21,400 12 341,039 339,168 -1
Foreign visitors 97,978 111,944 14 1,709,124 1,968,146 15

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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