Employment in the tourism industry in Iceland was 28,451 in February 2024, an increase of 3% compared with February 2023. In the 12-month period from March 2023 to February 2024, an average of 31,584 individuals worked in the tourism industry compared with 28,920 in the previous 12-month period.

Overnight stays in hotels in February 2024 were 372,687 compared with 371,677 in February the year before. The number of overnight stays by Icelanders were 67,718 (+1%) and the number of overnight stays by foreign guests were 304,970 (+/-0%).

In March, there were 229,997 departures of passengers from Keflavik airport compared with 200,693 in March 2023. Departures of passengers with foreign citizenship were 173,295 compared with 160,916 a year earlier.

This release includes updated statistics on overnight stays and register based employment. Also updated are statistics on rental cars from the Icelandic Transport Authority, traffic statistics from the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, passengers count by nationality from the Icelandic Tourist Board and passengers’ statistics through Keflavik Airport along with traffic statistics published by ISAVIA.

Short term indicators in tourism
Passengers through Keflavik airport
Average daily traffic count on major roads

Further Information

For further information please contact 528 1100 , email


Use of this press release is free. Please quote the source.