Iceland saw a slight drop in tourists for the first time in years this April

It's the first time since 2010 that numbers were down compare with the same period in a previous year. Tourists from China accounted for the largest decline.

By Iceland Monitor - May 14, 2018
Tourists at Jökusárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland. (RAX /

Departures of foreign passengers through Keflavik International Airport in Iceland totaled 147,000 thousand in April, which is a decrease of about 6,000 thousand from last year.

According to these figures from the Iceland Tourist Bureau and Isavia, Iceland’s airport authority, the decrease amounts to 3.9 percent. It marks the first time that tourist numbers have declined since 2010.

The nations with the most visitors to Iceland in April were the U.K. and the U.S. The biggest decrease in tourists were those from China, a drop of 30.9 percent.