Blog Archive: Tourism

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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Dark Ecology: Shifting Borders

Dark Ecology: Shifting Borders

Day Two of the Dark Ecology journey put on half a dozen curated walks around the Norwegian-Russian border area. Roger Norum focuses on one of these talks, discussing some of the socio-political issues about the complex history of borders in the region.

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Dark Ecology with Midnight Sun

Dark Ecology with Midnight Sun

Roger Norum ventures up to Northern Norway as a participant on the third and final journey of the fascinating Dark Ecology project.

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Roskilde University team in Greenland

Roskilde University team in Greenland

In May the Roskilde University team embarks on an Arctic journey of their own as they head to Greenland for a 2 week visit to meet with representatives of civil society organisations, academics, students – and a few members of the general public. The visit has two focal points, Nuuk and Ilulissat. The Nuuk part of the visit includes a seminar with academics and students from Ilisimatusarfik and a more general public discussion forum. In Ilulissat we will focus on the town as a tourism hub and also as a hub for climate change discourse.

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Interview with: Nelson Graburn

Interview with: Nelson Graburn

In this interview piece, we sit down with Nelson Graburn, the esteemed professor of tourism and the Arctic, to learn about how he first became interested in the North.

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Trappings of success

Trappings of success

Graham Huggan discusses the cultural politics and geoeconomic ramifications of the recent Icelandic TV drama Trapped’s success.

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Gender and Arctic Encounters

Gender and Arctic Encounters

Kirsten Hvenegård-Lassen writes about the newest issue of NORA, the Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, which engages with discourse on a range of postcolonial and indigenous feminisms.

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Arctic Moments Photography Competition Winner

Arctic Moments Photography Competition Winner

At the second evening of the Arctic Cinema Week at the University of Leeds, Inntravel’s Head of Marketing Simon Wrench announced the shortlisted and grand prize winners of the Arctic Moments Photography Competition.

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En Route to Greenland

En Route to Greenland

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The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

Arctic Encounters has organised a panel entitled Encountering Darkness at the Dynamics of Darkness conference in Reykjavik in late February.

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