In September 2014, overnight stays in hotels were 199,300 which is a 19% increase compared with September 2013. During the last twelve months overnight stays have increased by 14%.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 83% of the total number of overnight stays in September and increased by 26% compared with September 2013. At the same time the overnight stays of Icelanders decreased by 5%.

In the Capital region, the number of overnight stays was 125,100, which is a 15% increase compared with September 2013. Overnight stays in the South region were 27,600 in September 2014, grew by 29% between years. Overseas residents with most overnight stays in Iceland in September were residents from USA (37,700), UK residents (21,300) and Germans (19,000). 


Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in September 2014

In September the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in the Capital region, 84.7% and in the Southwest, around 60,0%.

Overnight stays in hotels
  September   October - September    
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Total 167,097 199,297 19% 1,975,828 2,246,836 14%
Capital region 108,649 125,071 15% 1,335,015 1,508,177 13%
Southwest 6,941 9,273 34% 86,695 105,586 22%
West and Westfjords 7,500 11,556 54% 83,742 98,265 17%
Northwest and Northeast 15,185 18,380 21% 159,144 168,258 6%
East  7,423 7,452 0% 87,329 81,252 -7%
South 21,399 27,565 29% 223,903 285,298 27%
Icelanders 35,286 33,476 -5% 332,110 343,245 3%
Foreign visitors 131,811 165,821 26% 1,643,718 1,903,591 16%

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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