With tourism at an all-time high in Iceland—more than two million visitors came last year—here are ten interesting facts about tourism in the country.
Homestays in Reykjavík and the capital area decreased by 3.2% during the first five months of the year, while homestays everywhere else in the country increased dramatically.
Two percent of Icelanders work in the sports industry, a higher proportion than anywhere else in Europe.
The Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) has not published an annual report since 2014 due to what it claims is an “unprecedented increase in applications for international protection,” even as statistics available on its website show that there has been a decline in the number of refugees applying...
The number of foreign travellers at Keflavík International Airport decreased this April for the first time since 2010.
Data aggregated by cost-of-living website Numbeo found that half a liter of domestic beer in Iceland is, on average, 8.53€, making it Europe’s most expensive.
Iceland's population at the end of 2017 reached 348,580, according to new information from Statistics Iceland.
The number of people living in Iceland became 346,750 at the end of the 3rd quarter of 2017, according to Statistics Iceland.
The consumer price index in Iceland was miscalculated during the past six months, because of mistakes made at Iceland Statistics.