Revenue from non-Icelandic tourists during the first quarter of 2022 was just over 52 billion ISK compared with the same period last year when it was 7.9 billion ISK. Revenue from non-Icelandic tourists has increased by 337% in the last 12 months when compared with the same period the year before, from 56.8 billion ISK to 248.2 billion ISK.

Turnover according to VAT reports in Icelandic tourism sectors was just over 60.2 billion ISK in January to February, an increase of almost 122% from the previous year.

Estimated overnight stays in hotels in April were 290,000 compared with 49,624 in April 2021. The number of overnight stays by Icelanders were 99,000 (+178%) and the number of overnight stays by foreign guests were 191,000 (+1260%). In April, there were 389,967 departures of passengers from Keflavik airport compared with 18,868 in April 2021. Departures of passengers with foreign citizenship were 102,788 compared with 45,785 in March 2021.

This release includes updated statistics on overnight stays, turnover by VAT reports and revenue from non-Icelandic tourists. 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.

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Short term indicators in tourism