Welcome to study nature-based tourism and concept planning!

The Phenomena of Arctic Nature online educational materials give you theoretical knowledge and practical tools to learn about nature-based tourism in protected areas and planning concepts for nature-based tourism.

The educational material is meant for nature-based tourism entrepreneurs, municipalities and tourism destinations, organizations managing nature protection areas and nature centres, students as well as anyone interested in developing nature-based tourism.  

The material can be used for example

    • as orientation and educational material   
    • in developing and planning concepts for nature-based tourism services 
    • in strategic business and concept planning  
    • as self-study material as a part of or to substitute other courses. 

The Phenomena of Arctic Nature educational material includes two themes:  

Green logo with a river, three sprure trees and a sunset.


A yellow logo with a light bulb, inside it a triangle with three arrows to show progress.


The educational material is

    • completely open, digital and independent of time and place
    • based on different modules and lessons which can be studied separately
    • versatile, containing extensive learning materials such as presentations, articles, case examples, videos and figures
    • functional, including inspiring reflection tasks, practical tools and templates that help to understand, review, reflect and apply the content.

This online educational material has been produced in the Phenomena of Arctic Nature project, co-funded by the Kolarctic CBC programme. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the Lapland University of Applied Sciences and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

Co-funded by the European Union

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