Almost A Million People Travel Through Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Almost A Million People Travel Through Iceland

Published December 4, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Main photo by
Maarten Visser

Roughly 915.000 foreign visitors have travelled through Iceland via Keflavík airport so far this year, reports RÚV.

That’s roughly a fourth more than recorded in the same period last year, or 176.000 more tourists.

There was a 34% increase in the number of Americans and Canadians visiting Iceland, and a 32% increase in tourists from the United Kingdom.

This year 372.000 Icelanders have travelled abroad, roughly 9% more than in the same time last year. Since there are only 325.000 Icelanders, some Icelanders clearly left the country more than once.

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