25. Oct 2022
Foreign tourists return to hotels

Faroese hotels registered about 23,400 overnight stays in September. Foreign hotel visitors are returning while the number of Faroese visitors is declining.

September saw a year-on-year decline of about 200 overnight stays.

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


Just under 90% of hotel stays were in the capital region. This is about the same ratio as in September 2021.


The Covid-19 pandemic led to a sharp decrease in hotel visitors from abroad, and Faroese residents dominated the hotel statistics in this period.

In September 2022, Danish residents represented 36% of all overnight stays. The figure for foreign residents outside Denmark reached 48%. The remaining 16% were Faroese residents.

The number of Faroese and Danish visitors has dropped compared to this time last year, while the number of foreign visitors from outside Denmark has gone up by more than 30%.



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

Just over 8,000 hotel check-ins were registered in September, which is a 4% year-on-year increase.


Occupancy rates

The occupancy rate shows the number of available rooms used.

Some 57% of all hotel rooms were occupied in September, down from 62% in September last year.


Year-to-date increase of 40%

This year’s figures, up to and including September, show an increase of 40% in overnight stays and a 37% increase in check-ins compared to the same period last year.



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.

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