In June 2022, there were 1,125,600 overnight stays in Iceland compared with 486,000 in June 2021. Foreign overnight stays were 80% thereof, or 896,300, which is almost fourfold increase from previous year (243,000). Domestic overnight stays were 229,300 or 6% decrease from last year. Overnight stays in hotels and guesthouses were 706,800 (thereof 496,400 in hotels), while 418,800 were in other types of accommodation (apartments, cottages, campsites etc.).
There were 496,400 overnight stays in hotels in June, characterised by an increase in all regions from June 2021. The greatest increase was in the Capital region (220%). Foreign overnight stays at hotels were 405,000 and nearly fourfolded between years. Overnight stays of Icelanders were 91,400 which is a 9% increase from prior year.
In the 12-month period from July 2021 to June 2022, the number of overnight stays in hotels was 3,870,300, which is an almost fourfold increase from the prior 12-month period. There was a marked increase in all regions.
The number of hotel bedrooms increased by 29% in June 2022 compared with June the year before. Occupancy rate for hotel rooms was 78.8%, which is an increase of 38.8 percentage points from June 2021.
All numbers for 2022 are preliminary, except for hotel data which is preliminary for June 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.