International visitors to Iceland 2016

The total number of foreign visitors to Iceland was around 1.8 million in 2016, a 39% increase from 2015, when foreign visitors numbered around 1.3 million.

Around 1,700,000 tourists came on flights through Keflavík International Airport in 2016, or 98.6% of the total number of visitors. Around 20,000 came with Norræna through Seyðisfjörður, or around 1.1% of the total. Around 4,700 came on flights through Reykjavík Airport or Akureyri Airport, or 0.3% of the total. It should be noted that figures for places other than Keflavík Airport are not based on counts but on assessments based on sales and passenger figures.

Cruise ship passengers to Reykjavík were 98.767 in 2016, a 1,5% decrease from 2015. It is estimated that 96% of Cruise ship passengers stop in Reykjavík.


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