Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in Iceland with incoming tourists going from 565.000 in 2011 to 2.2 millions in 2017. . The biggest visiting nationalities are from USA,UK, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark and China. Tourism’s share of foreign exchange earnings has grown from 18.8% (2010) to expected 42% (2017) according to measurements on the export of goods and services. At present, tourism accounts for more foreign exchange income than the fisheries industry and aluminium production. Tourism in Iceland is focused around Reykjavik Capital Area with 95% of foreign tourists visiting the area.
Reykjavik Capital Area offers investors several interesting investment possibilities in tourism.