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CABI Book Chapter

Ecotourism in Scandinavia: lessons in theory and practice.

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 38)

Ecotourism in Norway: non-existence or co-existence?

This chapter shows that ecotourism is a non-existent phenomenon in Norway, at least in terms of an intended business activity. There are different reasons for this, even though the traditionally close relationship of Norwegians with nature is the most important one. Nature is the core element of national identity, and the discursive space for ecotourism had already been occupied. Nevertheless, Norwegian tourism operators have many of the characteristics of ecotourism, and the country might be as good an ecotourism destination as those with a strong ecotourism profile. In presenting the case of Svalbard, tourism-related development processes in an environmentally conscious destination are evaluated.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) An introduction to ecotourism in Scandinavia. Author(s): Gössling, S. Hultman, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Ecotourism in Denmark. Author(s): Kaae, B. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Sweden: where holidays come naturally. Author(s): Fredman, P. Gössling, S. Hultman, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 53) Iceland: nature-, adventure- or eco-island? Author(s): Gössling, S. Alkimou, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Tourism certification in Scandinavia. Author(s): Gössling, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 76) The role of nature in Swedish ecotourism. Author(s): Hultman, J. Cederholm, E. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Ecotourism as experience-tourism. Author(s): Gössling, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 98) The right of public access: potentials and challenges for ecotourism. Author(s): Sandell, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 113) Swedish mountain tourism patterns and modelling destination attributes. Author(s): Fredman, P. Lindberg, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 124) Environmental concerns of Swedish ecotourists: an environmental-psychological perspective. Author(s): Wurzinger, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 134) Rural development through ecotourism. Author(s): Nilsson, N. O.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 143) Eco-traveller or eco-site visitor? Author(s): Flognfeldt, T., Jun.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 154) Ecotourist choices of transport modes. Author(s): Folke, J. Østrup, J. H. Gössling, S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 166) Ecotourism and indigenous people: positive and negative impacts of Sami tourism. Author(s): Pettersson, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 178) Hunting tourism as ecotourism: conflicts and opportunities. Author(s): Gunnarsdotter, Y.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 193) Policy, planning and governance in ecotourism. Author(s): Hall, C. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Finnmark University College, 9509 Alta, Norway.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 1845931343
  • Record Number
  • 20063158143