In July 2022, there were 1,550,600 overnight stays in Iceland which exceeds all previous years. Foreign overnight stays were 82% thereof, or 1,271,400, which is more than double from the previous year (588,200). Domestic overnight stays were 279,100 which is a decrease by half from the previous year. Overnight stays in hotels and guesthouses were 805,200 (thereof 599,200 in hotels), while 745,400 were in other types of accommodation (apartments, cottages, campsites etc.).
There were 599,200 overnight stays in hotels in July, characterised by an increase in all regions from July 2021. The greatest increase was in the Capital region (89%). Foreign overnight stays at hotels were 495,900 and nearly doubled between years. Overnight stays of Icelanders were 103,300 which is a 15% increase from the prior year.
In the 12-month period from August 2021 to July 2022, the number of overnight stays in hotels was 4,091,300, which is a triple increase from the prior 12-month period. There was a marked increase in all regions.
The number of hotel bedrooms increased by 19% in July 2022 compared with July the year before. Occupancy rate for hotel rooms was 88.9%, which is an increase of 19.3 percentage points from July 2021.
All numbers for 2022 are preliminary, except for hotel data which is preliminary for July 2022. Due to abrupt changes in supply and occupancy rates, estimation for other types of accommodation than hotels is currently subject to a higher degree of uncertainty than usual and should therefore be taken with a special precaution until final numbers are available.