• Describe the main characteristics of tourism in the Circumpolar North
  • Compare tourism in the Circumpolar North and in other regions
  • Apply theoretical concepts to describe tourist's experiences and analyze their performances
  • Apply relevant theoretical concepts to analyze tourist's performances
  • Assess and critically discuss tourism development in different regions in the Circumpolar North in relation to different groups of tourists and modes of travel

Time and location: Spring 2020 (March 3 – May 5). This online course is provided via the Moodle learning environment of University of Iceland.

Admission requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in tourism, social science, humanities, or business administration. Admission to the course by students from universities which do not participate in this course may be restricted. For more information, please contact the course coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Applying for the course: The coordinators of the participating universities should nominate their students for this course by email to Sigríður Sif Magnúsdóttir (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Last nomination day is February 3, 2020.

Together with nominations the following information needs to be provided by the home department/student:

1. Confirmation from home department of registration in MS studies
2. Confirmation from home department that the credits will be evaluated 
3. Scanned copy of passport of student
4. Scanned certificate of a completed undergraduate degree

Course coordinators of participating universities:

Nipissing University - Patrick Maher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
UiT the Arctic University of Norway - Bente Heimtun (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Umeå University - Doris Carson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
University of Oulu – Kaarina Tervo-Kankare (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
University of Lapland - Outi Rantala (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
University of Iceland – Hans Welling (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vancouver Island University – Suzanne de la Barre (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Further information about this course is available here.

The course is part of the UArctic Master's focus on Northern Tourism, a sequence of three interdisciplinary courses related to the Arctic undertaken in an existing Master's degree.