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This study aims to develop a methodology to generate a Tourism Decision Support System (TDSS) that aids in the planning of sustainable tourism. A Geographical Information Systems (GIS) model was developed based on the classification of identified impact factors and variables, as well as selected...

Author(s)
Ólafsdóttir, R.; Runnström, M. C.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2009, 9, 1, pp 22-38
Abstract

The Icelandic highlands are one of the few places left in Europe where tourists can experience pristine wilderness. During the past decades the highlands have, however, witnessed a rapid expansion in natural resource exploitation. This study attempts to evaluate the pristine condition of Icelandic...

Author(s)
Ólafsdóttir, R.; Runnström, M. C.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2011, 13, 2, pp 280-298
Abstract

In northern Europe, the interest in rural tourism is widely connected with the phenomenon of second homes as a private place to relax and spend holidays. This paper describes second home development in Iceland with the aim of assessing and analysing changes in spatial patterns. Furthermore, based...

Author(s)
Nouza, M.; Ólafsdóttir, R.; Müller, D. K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2013, 13, 1, pp 20-37
Abstract

Many European northern periphery (NP) communities are likely to experience increased and complex environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism in the near future. Therefore, approaches that see tourism as included in complex socio-ecological systems are critical for identifying and...

Author(s)
Kristjánsdóttir, K. R.; Ólafsdóttir, R.; Ragnarsdóttir, K. V.
Publisher
Department of Rural Development, Brandon University, Brandon, Canada
Citation
Journal of Rural and Community Development, 2017, 12, 2/3, pp 210-235
Abstract

Semi-wilderness areas located at the edge of the wild may be seen as buffer zones between the more isolated wilderness and the urbanized environments. Increased tourism in semi-wilderness areas has put pressure on increased accessibility, placing at risk many of the features attracting tourists....

Author(s)
Cságoly, Z.; Sæpórsdóttir, A. D.; Ólafsdóttir, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2017, 17, pp 1-8
Abstract

Many travellers seek wilderness areas to experience unspoilt nature, remoteness and solitude. Maintaining these conditions, however, becomes increasingly difficult once a wilderness area becomes a popular tourist destination, making planning a vital task if areas are to be sustained as wilderness....

Author(s)
Sæpórsdóttir, A. D.; Ólafsdóttir, R.
Publisher
SciTechnol, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism Research & Hospitality, 2017, 6, 1, pp 1000163
Abstract

The rapid increase of tourism in the Arctic highlights the critical importance of holistic planning of land use for tourism to ensure that recreational activities are only developed where natural and cultural environment is able to sustain their impact. This paper aims to devise a holistic plan for ...

Author(s)
Ólafsdóttir, R.; Sæþórsdóttir, A. D.; Noordhuizen, J.; Nijkrake, W.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Management and Sustainability, 2018, 8, 4, pp 54-64
Abstract

Integrated sustainability indicators for tourism (ISIT) address tourism as an element of both economic and socio-ecological systems and as actively integrated in multi-level policy-making and planning. This paper aims to review studies of ISIT in peer-reviewed journals with a focus on...

Author(s)
Kristjánsdóttir, K. R.; Ólafsdóttir, R.; Ragnarsdóttir, K. V.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2018, 26, 4, pp 583-599
Abstract

As a response to the threat of climate change, many nations are increasing their use of renewable energy, including wind energy. Large wind farms often conflict with other land uses, particularly tourism, which is a growing industry worldwide. In Iceland, tourism has recently become the largest...

Author(s)
Sæþórsdóttir, A. D.; Ólafsdóttir, R.; Smith, D.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2018, 37, 9, pp 886-901
Abstract

In countries facing rapid growth in nature-based tourism, increasing use of protected areas for recreational purposes creates a demand for improved infrastructure and accessibility. However, increased infrastructure, such as road improvements, is likely to alter the natural environment and...

Author(s)
Tverijonaite, E.; Ólafsdóttir, R.; Thorsteinsson, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2018, 24, pp 1-10

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