Svalbard
Accommodation and Travel Stats

May 2021

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Svalbard: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 5,900
3,482 %
icon: norway 5,800
3,878 %
icon: foreign 103
442 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 1,700
2,667 %
icon: norway 1,600
2,740 %
icon: foreign 41
1,267 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 5.6 mill. kr
2,414 %
Average prices:
Night
944.30 kr
401.10 kr
Room
1,449.00 kr
59.00 kr
RevPAR
507.20 kr
477.00 kr
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 7.0
40 %
icon: room 360
61 %
icon: bed 790
71 %
utilization icon
Utilization
icon: room 35 %
1,650 %
icon: bed 25 %
2,400 %

Registered bed nights increased 3,500 percent

In May 2021, 5,900 registered bed nights were recorded in Svalbard (+3,482.4 %), of which 5,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 103 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 3,900 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 440 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 3,500 percent from last year's May.

4,300 nights (+16,284.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 1,600 nights (+1,036.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and May, 24,900 registered bed nights (+54.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 640 (-95.5 %) for foreigners in Svalbard, in total 25,600 (-15.6 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.4 percent

Total of 1.6 million registered bed nights (+51.7 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.5 million nights (+52.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 103,000 nights (+45.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Svalbard out of total registered bed nights was 0.4 % (+0.4 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.4 % and foreign bed nights 0.1 %.

1,700 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 2,700 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 97.6 percent were domestic, and 2.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During May, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Svalbard on average 3.5 nights (+1.0) and foreigners 2.5 nights (-3.8).

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 5.6 million crowns

Registered accommodation sales in May were 5.6 million crowns (+5.4 million).

Registered January-May sales were 23.6 million crowns and they decreased 2.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
May 2021
Amount
Change jan-May 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 1,400 kr -3.9 % 1,500 kr 7.3 %
Bed Night (Registered) 940 kr -29.8 % 920 kr 9.4 %
Revpar (Registered) 510 kr 1,581.5 % 420 kr -25.8 %

Registered accommodation sales

Non-registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

7.0 accommodation establishments (+2)
360 rooms (+136)
790 beds (+330)

Room utilization 35.0 % (+33)
Unsold rooms 230
Bed utilization 25.0 % (+24)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Key indicators

Bed nights

Arrivals

Sales

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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