Six thousand more tourists came to Iceland this October than the same month last year, or 44,994 in total. That’s an increase by 16 percent, mbl.is reports.
Almost half of the tourists come from three nations, the U.K. (21 percent), U.S. (13.1 percent) and Norway (11.1 percent), followed by Denmark (7.5 percent), Germany (6 percent) and Sweden (5.9 percent).
The biggest increase came from the U.K., with 1,800 more tourists than in October 2011. The number of tourists from Norway was up by 1,300 for the same period last year.
From January 1, 2012, 85,055 more tourists have visited Iceland this year compared to 2011, a 17.1 percent increase. The total number is now, 581,951.
The biggest increase is by far from the U.K. market, 34 percent, followed by tourists from outside of North America and Europe, 23.2 percent.