27. Feb 2023
Best January ever for hotels

Faroese residents accounted for nearly half of all hotel overnight stays in January 2023.

Almost 7,700 hotel overnight stays were registered in January of this year. This is the highest-ever figure for January and an increase of almost 800 stays (11%) compared to January 2022.

Hotel overnight stays are used as a measurement of the number of visitors and the duration of their stays.


Some 91% of all overnight stays were registered in the capital region in January 2023. This is a 4% increase on January 2022.


In January, Faroese residents represented 48% of all overnight stays. This is an increase of 5% compared to a year ago. Danish residents accounted for 31%, and overseas residents outside of Denmark accounted for the remaining 21%.


More check-ins in January

About 4,200 hotel check-ins were registered in January, up by 17% on January 2022.

Check-ins show the number of hotel visitors regardless of the duration of their stays. 


Not much change in occupancy rate

The occupancy rate shows the number of available hotel rooms used.

About 24% of all hotel rooms were occupied in January, compared to 22% in January 2022.



Overnight stay: in this context, an overnight stay is defined as a single night spent in a hotel which registers and passes this information on to Statistics Faroe Islands. For example, if ten people spend three nights at a hotel, this counts as 30 overnight stays.

Check-in: the number of individuals who check in at a hotel.

Room nights: the number of rooms occupied over a certain period. For example, if ten people spend three nights in five rooms, this counts as 15 room nights.

Hotels in Suðuroy are not included in these figures.

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