Overnight stays in hotels in November 2022 were 353.524 compared with 250,620 in November the year before. The number of overnight stays by Icelanders were 71,095 (+25%) and the number of overnight stays by foreign guests were 282,429 (+46%).

Employment in the tourism industries in Iceland was 30,298 in November 2022, an increase of 21% compared with November 2021. In the 12-month period from December 2021 to November 2022, an average of 28,269 individuals worked in the tourism industry compared with 20,014 in the previous 12-month period.

In December, there were 156,976 departures of passengers from Keflavik airport compared with 97,588 in December 2021. Departures of passengers with foreign citizenship were 114,788 compared with 64,318 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.

Statistics Iceland no longer provides initial estimates of overnight stays for the latest month.

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Short term indicators in tourism

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