Around 4,000 foreign tourists visited Reykjavík over New Year; all the big hotels in the capital area were fully booked during the period with guests on average staying three to four nights.
This marks a 15 percent increase in tourists on last year.
Hotel Aldan in Seydisfjördur. Photo: Páll Stefánsson
About half of these visitors come from two countries: the United Kingdom and Germany.
CNN Travel have now, for the second year in a row, named Reykjavík as one of the best destinations to visit during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.