Half the population of Iceland traveled abroad this summer
Two out of three people traveled in Iceland this summer according to the new Gallup poll. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson
Around half of the country’s population traveled abroad this summer, but the percentage has not been lower in the previous eight years, except for the years when the Covid pandemic was unfolding in Iceland. This is reflected in Gallup’s new national poll.
People between the forty and the sixty were the ones who traveled abroad most frequently for the summer, as well as the people of the capital area who were more likely to travel abroad than people living in the countryside.
Those with university degrees and people with higher family incomes would typically travel abroad more often than people with lower education and lower incomes. On average, the travelers stayed abroad for 15 nights.
Two out of three traveled in Iceland
Two of every three people in the country traveled in Iceland for the summer, which is a little less than last the average in recent years, but similar to last year. Residents in the capital area were also more likely to travel in Iceland for the summer than residents in the living elsewhere in Iceland.
In addition, people with higher education and higher family incomes typically traveled more than people with lower education and lower family incomes in Iceland. On average, the travelers stayed 9 nights on their domestic trips.