3% increase in overnight stays

Fosshótel Húsavík

Overnight stays increased in most regions of Iceland

A total of 80.400 overnight stays were registered in Iceland in February 2011, 2.600 more than in February 2010, figures from Statistics Iceland show. This is a 3 percent increase between years.

Nights spent by foreign guests accounted for 76 percent of the total number of overnight stays. Overnight stays increased in most regions of Iceland. The biggest increase was in South Iceland, a total of 25 percent between years.

These figures do not include guests staying at guest-houses, hostels and other accommodation options.

Pictured: A room at Fosshotel, a chain of hotels in Iceland.

Source: Statistics Iceland


Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of bookiceland.co.uk. He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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