The number of overnight stays in hotels in Iceland increased by 35% in February 2013 compared to overnight stays in the same month last year.
According to a new report released by Statistics Iceland hotels boasted 139,900 overnight stays in February 2013, while in February 2012 overnight stays numbered 103,200. Foreign guests accounted for 82% of the nights spent in hotels, which is a 42% increase year-over-year. Icelanders also spent more nights in hotels, though the increase was more modest, at just 11%.
The data released by Statistics Iceland does not include guesthouses or hotels that are open for only part of the year.