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Accommodation Bookings Increase in Iceland

The number of accommodation nights was 2.9 million in 2009, which is a 6.6 percent increase from the previous year.

Accommodation nights increased by 29 percent in campsites. By Mývatn. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Accommodation nights increased between years in all types of accommodations, apart from hotels and guest houses where bookings remained stable, according to Statistics Iceland. reports that accommodation nights increased by 29 percent in campsites, 23 percent in home accommodation, 18 percent in hostels and in summer houses. Bookings increased by 15 percent in highland cabins and by 13 percent in sleeping bag accommodations.

When different regions are compared, accommodation nights increased the most in south Iceland, by 20 percent, by 17.6 percent in the West Fjords, 17.3 percent in northwest Iceland and 7.8 percent in east Iceland.

In northeast Iceland and the Sudurnes region in southwest Iceland bookings increased by seven percent but in the capital region and in west Iceland the number of bookings remained stable.

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