Norway saw a record number of overnight stays in July

Radisson hotel OsloThe Radisson Hotel in Oslo. Photo: Gunnar Ridderström / Unsplash

Over 6 million overnight stays were registered in July. This is the highest number Statistics Norway has ever registered.

This is a figure 3.9% higher than in July last year, wrote Statistics Norway.

The vast majority of the overnight stays were by Norwegians. 6,068,564 overnight stays were registered with guests from Norway in July, which is an increase of 3% from last year.

The number of overnight stays from people abroad increased by 14% from last year. However, this is still far lower than the level before the pandemic. For comparison, in July of 2019, there were 2,333,013 overnight stays with guests from abroad. The number in July 2021 was 549,225.

More than three million overnight stays were also registered at campsites in July, which is the first time Statistics Norway has registered such a high number. However, many campsites also have a noticeably smaller amount of foreign guests.

Overall, the number of hotel nights remained relatively stable compared to last year. But in counties such as Oslo, Viken, and Vestland it’s still far lower than in July of 2019.

Overnight stays in quarantine hotels are not included in the statistics.

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