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Cover for Iceland: nature-, adventure- or eco-island?

Given Iceland's primary nature-based tourism product, this chapter seeks to understand tourists' fascination with Iceland and discusses whether the island should be understood in tourism terms as a nature, adventure or ecotourism destination. It is pointed out that Iceland could be conceptualized...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Alkimou, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 1845931343)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The Arctic and nearby remote areas are attracting more attention than ever before, because of their abundance of physical natural resources as well their wilderness environments which have become a major attraction for tourists. But use of land for tourism practices can lead to conflicts with other ...

Author(s)
Sæþórsdóttir, A. D.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Polar Record, 2016, 52, 1, pp 82-91
Abstract

The landscape is one of the main pull factors of nature-based tourism. Tourism landscapes are multifunctional since landscape characteristics, functions and human values interact with economic activity. People's experiences and perceptions of the environment are emphasized in the experience...

Author(s)
Uusitalo, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2010, 10, 3, pp 310-333
Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine the role of aesthetic experiential qualities for tourist overall satisfaction and three types of loyalty. Design/methodology/approach: A national tourist route in Norway was chosen as an empirical context for this study. Totally, the role of five...

Author(s)
Breiby, M. A.; Slǻtten, T.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2018, 12, 1, pp 1-14
Abstract

This study examines the underlying tourist markets in peripheral destinations in relation to visitors' perceptions of service values, deploying a series of self-administered, questionnaire-based, onsite surveys of 579 tourists visiting four Norwegian Arctic destinations. The key research variable...

Author(s)
Wang Wei; Chen, J. S.; Prebensen, N. K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2018, 8, pp 82-89
Abstract

This report discusses the growing appeal for circumpolar tourism in the Arctic region and the constraints and paradoxes surrounding the development of circumpolar tourism. Circumpolar tourism refers to travel that is conducted around the North and South Poles but this report focuses on tourism...

Author(s)
Loverseed, H.
Publisher
Mintel International Group Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 2008, No.13, pp 1-39
Abstract

This special issue discusses changes in the northern economy and environment and identifies their implications for the tourism industry and the wider society as well as tourism's own contribution to local and global change. The issue consists of five papers. The first paper examines how strategy...

Author(s)
Hall, C. M.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2008, 186, 1, pp 67 pp.
Abstract

This special issue on Nordic nature-based tourism consists of 5 papers. The first paper demonstrates how the Danish island of Bornholm has been produced and reproduced as a particular tourist place over time through changing "imaginative geographies". The second paper presents the extreme sport of...

Author(s)
Mykletun, R. J.; Haukeland, J. V.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2006, 6, 2, pp 75-175
Abstract

This article attempts to understand the value and meaning of a hazardous natural environment for tourists. It focuses on the attraction of volcanic sites in the eyes of sensation-seeking hikers. The research is based on a participatory observation study and in-depth interviews with 11 hikers on the ...

Author(s)
Heimisdóttir, P.; Sæpórsdóttir, A. D.; Gísladóttir, G.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2019, 19, 2, pp 258-275
Abstract

This paper presents an exploratory analysis of foreign tourists' quests for facilities in Norwegian national parks, related to their expressed nature orientation. The analysis was based on a survey among German, Dutch and Danish tourists during the summer season of 2008. Exploratory factor analysis ...

Author(s)
Haukeland, J. V.; Grue, B.; Veisten, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2010, 10, 3, pp 248-271

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