So far this year overnight stays are 8,392,800 which is an 77% increase between years and a 4% increase from 2018 when they were 8,099,700.
In November 2022, there were 532,800 overnight stays in Iceland which is a 54% increase between years (347,100). Foreign overnight stays were 77% thereof, or 409,700, which is a 56% increase from the previous year (261,900). Domestic overnight stays were 123,100 which is a 45% increase from the previous year (85,100). It is worth noting that in November 2021 restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic were effective. Overnight stays in hotels and guesthouses were 419,000 while 113,800 were in other types of accommodation (apartments, cottages, campsites etc.).
There were 353,500 overnight stays in hotels in November, characterised by an increase in all regions from November 2021. Foreign overnight stays at hotels were 282,400 or 80% of overnight stays at hotels while the Icelandic overnights were 71,100 (20%). Foreign overnight stays increased by 46% between years and the Icelandic by 25%.
In the 12-month period from December 2021 to November 2022, the number of overnight stays in hotels was 4,585,900, which is a double increase from the prior 12-month period (2,277,400). There was a marked increase in all regions.
The number of hotel bedrooms increased by 5% in November 2022 compared with November the year before. Occupancy rate for hotel rooms was 58.4%, which is an increase of 13.9 percentage points from November 2021.
All numbers for 2022 are preliminary, except for hotel data which is preliminary for November 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.