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.

The accommodation statistics shows a reduction of 0.4 per cent in total number of guest nights at accommodation establishments, compared with August 2017. Guest nights from foreign countries increased by 1.3 per cent, while guest nights from Norwegians declined by 1.5 per cent.1

Both guest nights in hotels from Norwegians and foreigners increased compared with August 2017, respectively with 2.1 and 0.7 per cent.

Figure 1. Hotel accomodation. Guest nights, by country of residence

August 2017 August 2018
Total 2871426 2916220
Norway 1776099 1813341
Foreign countries 1095327 1102879

In August the were approximately 337 000 guest nights in both campers and tent/caravan. Compared with August 2017, guest nights in campers increased by 23 per cent, while guest nights in tent/caravan declined by 22 per cent.

Figure 2. Guest nights at camping sites

August 2017 August 2018
Tent/caravan 429582 336682
Campers 273499 336781
Hut 357627 353020
Seasonal contract 382845 372786


1 The figures was corrected at 10.15 am on 5 October 2018.