Blog Archive: Iceland

Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Graham Huggan ponders his recent visit to Iceland to take part in the 5th biennial International Polar Tourism Research Network

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Inntravel Discovery Day

Inntravel Discovery Day

This past week, Inntravel, a tour operator based in Yorkshire and one of Arctic Encounters’ partners, held their tri-annual Discovery Day, drawing clients, journalists, suppliers and stakeholders from around the country

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Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

The three SATW Professional Development sessions organised by Arctic Encounters are now available for download as online podcasted recordings.

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Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Arctic Encounters has organised a series of lectures and discussions on Arctic tourism, culture and society at the Society of American Travel Writers annual convention, held this year in Reykjavik from 15–20 September.

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Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Dr Michael Bravo’s inspirational keynote lecture from The Postcolonial Arctic conference held in Leeds this past May is now available online.

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SElv-knowledge

SElv-knowledge

Arctic Encounters researcher Michael Leonard has written an article about Reykjavik’s elf school.

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Reykjavík Pride

Reykjavík Pride

Arctic Encounters researcher Michael Leonard writes about Iceland’s gay pride festival and pink tourism.

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Reykjavik lunchtime seminar on Arctic tourism and identity

Reykjavik lunchtime seminar on Arctic tourism and identity

The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies (University of Iceland) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway are putting on a special lunchtime seminar on tourism and identity in the Arctic. The event will take place Thursday 10 April from 11:00 – 13:00 at the University of Iceland’s Oddi building, Room 101.

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“We who live in the Arctic region”: Iceland’s belonging in the Arctic

“We who live in the Arctic region”: Iceland’s belonging in the Arctic

Arctic Encounters team member Kristín Loftsdóttir at the University of Iceland contextualises present-day Icelandic discourses of belonging in the Arctic within early 20th-century discourses.

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Gísli Pálsson talk on Hálldor Laxness now listenable to online

Now up online is Gísli Pálsson’s recent lecture in Reykjavik on the role of fiction, faction and the absurd in the work of Nobel Prize winner and Icelandic national hero Hálldor Laxness.

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