The total number of overnight stays was 3.7 million in the year 2012, which is an 15.1% increase compared with the year 2011. Nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 77% of the total number of overnight stays and increased by 18%. At the same time overnight stays of Icelanders increased by 6%. From 2011 to 2012 the number of overnight stays increased in all types of accommodation establishments except for sleeping-bag facilities and lodges in the wilderness.
Most overnight stays in 2012 were spent by tourists from Germany, Britain and USA. However, the number of overnight stays of Chinese citizens increased most compared with the previous year, by 72%.
Tourist Accommodation 2012 - Statistical Series