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Americans Make Up 40% of All June Visitors

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Americans Make Up 40% of All June Visitors

Tourists at Perlan

Photo: Golli.

New statistics published by the Icelandic Tourist Board show that almost 234,000 people departed from Keflavík airport in June, Kjarninn reports. This is 12,000 more travelers than flew out of the airport in June of last year.

This represents a 5.4% increase between 2017 and 2018, which is a far smaller increase than the airport saw between 2016 and 2017.

The figures also show that Americans made up two of every five travelers and made up 40% of all travelers in Iceland. This is a 29.1% increase from last year. In 2014, 21,000 Americans traveled to Iceland versus the current figure of almost 93,000 Americans a year. Germans tied with Scandinavians for the next largest groups of travelers departing from Keflavík, although the number of Germans visiting Iceland has gone down in recent years.

So far in 2018, a million foreign travelers have departed from Keflavík airport.

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