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Overnight Stays in Iceland Up 21 Percent

The number of overnight stays in Iceland totaled 5.5 million last year, up 21 percent from the previous year. Stays by foreign visitors made up 80 percent of the total, up 25 percent from 2013. Overnight stays among Icelanders increased six percent from 2013, according to Statistics Iceland.

Overnight stays at campsites made up 17 percent, while stays at hotels and guesthouses made up 60 percent and other kinds of accommodation 23 percent.

When the different regions are considered, the biggest increase took place in the West Fjords and Suðurnes on Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland.

Most overnight stays in 2014 were by tourists from Britain, Germany and the U.S.

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