Nature Still Greatest Draw To Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Nature Still Greatest Draw To Iceland

Published January 18, 2012

Iceland’s nature is still the number one draw for tourists coming to the country, according to a new poll. Foreigners also spend a great deal of money during their visit.
The poll was conducted by Market and Media Research for the Iceland Tourist Board, RÚV reports. On average, each tourist spends about 184,000 ISK during their stay here, outside of the money spent on the airline ticket.
Divided by nationality, Germans spend the most, spending about 244,000 ISK while in the country. This is followed by Italians (222,000 ISK) and Spaniards (217,000). By contrast, Swedes spend the least per visit, at about 107,000 ISK each.
When asked about what attracted them to Iceland, 31% said it was the nature. The Blue Lagoon came in at 20%, and the people themselves at 13.5%. The city of Reykjavík was also a popular draw, at 12.6%, and whale watching finished at about 11%.


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