Overnight stays in Icelandic hotels increased by 25 percent this April as compared to the same time last year, according to Statistics Iceland. Tourists accounted for 84 percent of the total number of overnight stays, which was 292,000 during the month. Icelanders’ hotel stays also increased by 21 percent to over 45,500 in the same period.
The majority of overnight stays, or just under 182,000, were in the capital region, followed by South Iceland, which accounted for nearly 55,000 stays. US guests claim the largest percentage of stays at 61,900, trailed by British guests at 54,500 and Germans at 22,100.
In the period from May 2016 to April 2017, the total of overnights stays in hotels was 4,122,000, which is a 32 percent increase from the previous year.
Statistics Iceland states that these are preliminary figures which only take into account hotels that are open year-round.