In July 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 351,700 which is an increase of 17% compared with July 2014.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 92% of the total number of overnight stays in July and increased by 19% compared with July 2014. Overnight stays of Icelanders decreased by 3% compared to July 2014

In the Capital region, the number of overnight stays was 193,200, which is a 18% increase compared with July 2014. Overnight stays in the South region were 61,700 in July 2015. Overseas residents with most overnight stays in Iceland in July were residents from the Germany (77,300), USA (62,000), and the UK (32,200).

In the last twelve months, from August 2014 until July 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 2,556,990 which is an increase of around 17% compared with the same period in the previous year.

Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in July 2015 was 94.4%
In June the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in South, around 98,3% and in the Capital region and in the West and West fjords, around 95%.

Overnight stays in hotels
  July   August - July  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total 299,419 351,652 17 2,186,174 2,556,990 17
Capital region 164,227 193,192 18 1,485,516 1,686,869 14
Southwest 14,872 15,855 7 99,122 124,884 26
West and Westfjords 19,528 22,261 14 92,865 114,836 24
Northwest and Northeast 31,321 35,083 12 163,694 175,478 7
East  18,858 23,596 25 79,802 91,331 14
South 50,613 61,665 22 265,175 363,592 37
             
Icelanders 25,717 24,911 -3 346,102 328,354 -5
Foreign visitors 273,702 326,741 19 1,840,072 2,228,636 21

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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