In May 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 216,500 which is an 20% increase compared with May 2014.

Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 85% of the total number of overnight stays in May and increased by 28% compared with May 2014. Overnight stays of Icelanders decreased by 12% compared to May 2014.

In the capital region, the number of overnight stays was 138,800, which is a 5% increase compared with May 2014. Overnight stays in the South region were 31,200 in May 2015. Overseas residents with most overnight stays in Iceland in May were residents from the USA (39,500), Germany (31,900), and the UK (13,700).

In the last twelve months, from June 2014 until May 2015, overnight stays in hotels were 2,463,500 which is an increase of around 14% compared with the same period in the previous year.

Overnight stays in hotels
  May   June-May  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total 179,956 216,514 20 2,164,197 2,463,515 14
Capital region 122,750 138,798 13 1,480,957 1,640,071 11
Southwest 8,831 11,658 32 95,005 120,872 27
West and Westfjords 7,713 11,165 45 90,124 109,239 21
Northwest and Northeast 12,661 14,959 18 162,367 169,540 4
East  5,489 8,708 59 83,247 81,634 -2
South 22,512 31,226 39 252,497 342,159 36
             
Icelanders 35,838 31,427 -12 350,727 329,356 -6
Foreign visitors 144,118 185,087 28 1,813,470 2,134,159 18

Occupancy rate for bedrooms in hotels in May 2015 was 63,5%
In May the occupancy rate for bedrooms was highest in the Capital region, around 77% and in the Southwest, around 71%.

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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