Number of international tourist arrivals in Norway 2008-2018

Since 2009, the number of international tourists visiting Norway for at least one overnight stay increased constantly. As of 2018, there were 1.4 billion arrivals across national borders recorded. In this year, around half of the tourists came from Europe (50.8 percent), and the second biggest market was the Asia and Pacific region.  

Arrivals in accommodation

    In 2016, the number of international arrivals at accommodation establishments in Norway amounted to 5.9 million. By comparison, the number of residents arriving at accommodation establishments was much higher. That year, there were almost 14.7 million domestic arrivals in tourist accommodations in the country.

Regions visited

    Among the most visited regions by tourists in general, Oslo ranked first in 2017. Measured by number of overnight stays, the Norwegian capital reached a total of more than 4.8 million nights spent by visitors to the city. Hordaland, the third largest county by population, came in second place, followed by Oppland.

Annual number of international tourist arrivals in Norway from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2007 to 2018

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