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  • A record-breaking year

    There were 33.8 million guest nights in Norwegian accommodation establishments in 2018. This is 1.5 per cent more than in 2017, making 2018 the 5th record-breaking year in a row.

  • Minor increase in guest nights

    There was a small rise in number of total guest nights in November 2018 compared to November 2017. Foreign guest nights decreased, but the rise in norwegian guests ensured a total increase.

  • Unchanged guest nights

    The number of guest nights in October this year was approximately unchanged compared to October last year. This was also the case for hotels, both for Norwegian and foreign guest nights.

  • Decrease in guest nights

    There were fewer guest nights in all types of establishments in September this year compared to September last year. This is the first month this year where we have seen this type of decline.

  • Increased guest nights in hotels in August

    The increase in number of guest nights in hotels was 1.6 per cent in August 2018 compared with August 2017. There were an increase in reported guest nights both from Norwegian and foreigners.

  • More foreigners give population increase

    Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund had 2310 inhabitants on 1 July 2017. This is the highest population ever registered.

  • Sunny July sets a record in guest nights

    In July 2018, a total of 6.3 million guest nights were reported at Norwegian accommodation establishments. This is the highest reported number of guest nights in Norway for the month of July.

  • More FTEs despite less activity within coal mining in 2017

    Notwithstanding the significant reduction in coal mining activity in Svalbard, the total number of full-time equivalents(FTEs) increased slightly more than 4 per cent from 2016 to 2017. Growth in accommodation and food service activities was the m...

  • More new buildings in July

    Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 10 per cent increase in dwelling permits from June to July.

  • Fewer building permits

    In the 2nd quarter of 2017, building permission was given for 9 500 dwellings with a total 1.2 million square metres of utility floor space. This is 3 per cent less dwellings than the same quarter last year.

  • More new dwellings in June

    Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 31 per cent increase in dwelling permits from May to June. Building permits in Oslo made a particular contribution to this increase.

  • Increase in hotel guest nights

    The number of guest nights in Norwegian hotels reached 1.8 million in May 2017. This is an increase of 8 per cent compared with May 2016.

  • 3.8 per cent fewer man-years in 2016

    The number of man-years in Svalbard fell by 3.8 per cent in 2016. It was especially the reduced activity within coal mining that contributed to the decline.

  • Decrease in maritime transport

    A total of 43.3 million tonnes of goods were transported to and from the main Norwegian ports in the 1st quarter of 2017, which is 5.1 per cent less than in the 1st quarter of 2016.

  • Decrease in hotel guest nights

    The number of guest nights in Norwegian hotels reached 1.5 million in April 2017. This is a decrease of 6 per cent compared with April 2016.