Accommodation and Travel Stats

January – December 2021

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 27.1 mill.
14 %
icon: norway 23.8 mill.
17 %
icon: foreign 3.3 mill.
0 %
Visitors icon
icon: star 12.6 mill.
10 %
icon: norway 11.1 mill.
11 %
icon: foreign 1.4 mill.
3 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 11.7 bill. kr
23 %
Average prices:
430.50 kr
32.40 kr
1,059.80 kr
80.40 kr
423.40 kr
58.70 kr
Capacity icon
icon: establishment 2,100
9 %
icon: room 93,000
4 %
icon: bed 231,000
5 %
utilization icon
icon: room 40 %
7 %
icon: bed 28 %
7 %

Registered bed nights increased 14 percent

In Jan–Dec 2021, 27.1 million registered bed nights were recorded in Norway (+14.2 %), of which 23.8 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3.3 million nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 17 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased less than one percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 14 percent from last year's Jan–Dec.

9.4 million nights (+12.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 5.6 million nights (+5.2 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

12.6 million tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 10 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 88.6 percent were domestic, and 11.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During Jan–Dec, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Norway on average 2.1 nights (+0.1) and foreigners 2.3 nights (-0.09).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Accommodation sales 11.7 billion crowns

Registered accommodation sales in Jan–Dec were 11.7 billion crowns (+2.2 billion).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
Jan-December 2021
Adr (Registered) 1,100 kr 8.2 %
Bed Night (Registered) 430 kr 8.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 420 kr 16.1 %

Registered accommodation sales

Non-registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

2,100 accommodation establishments (+166)
93,000 rooms (+3,800)
231,000 beds (+11,000)

Room utilization 39.9 % (+2.7)
Unsold rooms 55,800
Bed utilization 28.1 % (+1.8)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Key indicators

Bed nights



Travel key indicators: the darker the square the larger the value.

Dark squares in the middle (vertically) mean the main season is in the summer. Dark squares on the top and the bottom mean the main season is in the winter. Gradually darkening squares from left to right signify growth over the years.

It is important to notice that the largest values (darkest squares) are not necessarily during the same months between different stats as this might reveal interesting details about travel and accommodation trends.



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Sources: Statistics Norway

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