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ARCTIC TOURISM IN A PANDEMIC: LOSSES, GAINS AND SURPRISING OUTCOMES

  How has Covid–19 affected Arctic tourism and what challenges, trends and innovations are on the rise among local tourism entrepreneurs? During the last few weeks, Elsbeth Bembom from ARCTISEN has been talking to tourism experts from Greenland, Norway, Sweden and Finland to explore Arctic’s current tourism landscape. Corona-proof, behind her desk.   While the …

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ARCTISEN INVITES YOU TO A TEASER OF THE ONLINE COURSE!

After learning from and traveling together with tourism entrepreneurs and organizations across the Arctic, there was the big task ahead of the ARCTISEN-team to analyse and explore the massive amount of valuable data. Now, during this unusual winter of 2020, we are happy to announce that the launch of the free online course is almost …

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National Reports on Cultural Sensitivity

NEARLY HUNDRED INTERVIEWS ACROSS THE ARCTIC Little more than one year ago, members of our ARCTISEN team were travelling across the Arctic conducting interviews among start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), local destination management organisations (DMO) and other tourism actors. All together 13 interviews were conducted in Greenland, 23 in Norway, 18 in Sweden and …

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(N)ICE SCULPTING

Arctic Art and Design students’ visit in Hetta Text: Chau, Emmanuel, Gu, Yiling & Misia Video and images : Chau-Hsien Kuo We are a group of Arctic Art and Design students from the University of Lapland in Finland who travelled to Hetta, in north-west Finland, for the annual ice sculpting competition. The peace-themed competition was …

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Kaffemik in Nuuk

Text: Emily Höckert & Monika Lüthje Film: Louise Romain Photos: Outi Kugapi Our previous blog text presented some inspiring souvenirs that ARCTISEN members had brought with them from the first benchmarking trip in Sisimiut, Greenland. While we were not able to join the trip, we decided to summarize the best parts of this very special …

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Souvenirs from Sisimiut

Text: Emily Höckert & Monika Lüthje Film: Louise Romain Photos: Outi Kugapi Few months ago, a group of ARCTISEN members visited Greenland for the first benchmarking trip. While we – Emily and Monika – were not able to join the trip, we have been eager to know what happened during this very special gathering. What kind …

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Arctic Tourism and Cultural Sensitivity in Canada

Chris E. Hurst, PhD student, University of Waterloo Relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada are complex and vary significantly across different parts of the country. The overarching legacy, however, is one of colonialism, attempts to force the assimilation of Indigenous cultures, and consistent displacement of Indigenous peoples from traditional lands. The impacts of …

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Greetings from Jokkmokk

Elina Nygård Jokkmokk, just north of the Arctic Circle, has always been an obvious meeting place for trade, gatherings, festivals and meetings between friends. This is the site of Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, a gateway to the high mountains, to Laponia world heritage area and to the Sami culture. We tell the story of …

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Tourism, nature and culture in Greenland – telling and selling a story of many ties

Carina Ren Nature is interweaved into the Greenlandic society in ways that are often characteristic of indigenous cultures. As tourism is gaining increasing attention and traction in Greenland, the question is how tourism actors can innovate and narrate tourism products and experiences in new ways to reflect the entanglements of humans, culture and nature. Visit …

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Survey for travellers in the Arctic

Have you recently travelled somewhere in the Arctic? We in ARCTISEN team are keen to learn about your experiences. Link to the survey: forms.gle/dLTWpLvecTFKWSx18 The purpose of this visitor survey is to collect information about tourism development in the Arctic region. The data will be used for dialogues with small and medium-sized enterprises and for …

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