Revenue from foreign tourists during the first quarter of 2024 was about 98 billion ISK compared with the same period last year when it was 95,5 billion ISK. Revenue from foreign tourists has increased by 21% in the last 12 months when compared with the same period the year before, from 497 billion ISK to 600 billion ISK.

Employment in the tourism industry in Iceland was 27,734 in April 2024, an increase of 1% compared with April 2023. In the 12-month period from May 2023 to April 2024, an average of 29,371 individuals worked in the tourism industry compared with 27,237 in the previous 12-month period.

Overnight stays in hotels in April 2024 were 330,737 compared with 366,216 in April the year before. The number of overnight stays by Icelanders were 79,678 (+6%) and the number of overnight stays by foreign guests were 251,059 (-14%). More information about overnight stays can be found on Statistics Iceland‘s website under the category Tourism.

In May, there were 210,872 departures of passengers from Keflavik airport compared with 219,827 in May 2023. Departures of passengers with foreign citizenship were 154,689 compared with 158,312 a year earlier.

This release includes updated statistics on revenue from foreign tourists, 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

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