06. Jan 2023
A slower autumn for hotels

Faroese hotels registered just over 8,000 overnight stays in November, which is a quarter less than in November 2021.

November saw a decline of about 2,300 overnight stays compared to November 2021. September and October also saw year-on-year declines, making this autumn a slightly slower one for hotels than autumn 2021.

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


In November, 93% of overnight stays were registered in the capital region. This is about the same ratio as in November 2021.


In November, Faroese residents represented 44% of all overnight stays. This is a 6% increase on November 2021. Danish residents accounted for 30%, and overseas residents outside of Denmark accounted for the remaining 26%.


Fewer check-ins

Some 4,100 hotel check-ins were registered in November, which is 10% less than in November 2021.

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


Fewer rooms occupied

The occupancy rate shows the number of available rooms used.

About 28% of all hotel rooms were occupied in November, compared to 35% in November 2021.


Year-to-date increase of 30%

Despite the slightly lower figures for this autumn, the 2022 figures up to and including November show an increase of just over 30% in overnight stays and check-ins compared to the same period in 2021.



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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