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Record cold April - Record amount of visitors in Iceland

A total of 45,800 visitors left Iceland through Keflavik International airport this past April, 8,100 more than April last year. The increase in visitors between years was 21% and April 2013 was the busiest April ever, when it comes to foreign visitors in Iceland. Last April was the coldest in Iceland since last millennium, read more here.

When 4 months are over of this year, departures of foreign visitors are 167,900, compared to 125,300 last year. This equals a 34% increase between years and the Icelandic tourism industry is obviously blooming. That is especially good news, considering that winter here used to be low season when it came to visitors. But travelers have opened their eyes to Northern Lights and other incredible things you can experience in Iceland during winter time.

Fewer Icelanders travel abroad

Fewer Icelanders traveled overseas this past April than April last year. Icelanders leaving Keflavik airport last April were 28,100 but in 2012 they were 28,900, a 3% decrease. The first 4 months of this year, 99,600 Icelanders left the country compared to 100,000 last year.

 

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Last modified on Monday, 06 May 2013 16:28

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