Looking at Arctic tourism through the lens of cultural sensitivity: ARCTISEN – a transnational baseline report

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

  • Kjell O. Olsen
  • Mette S. Abildgaard
  • Camilla Brattland
  • Daniela Chimirri
  • Johnny Edmonds
  • Bryan S. R. Grimwood
  • Chris E. Hurst
  • Kari Jaeger
  • R. Harvey Lemelin
  • Dieter K. Müller
  • Carina Ren
  • Ritva Saari
  • Lateisha Ugwuegbula
  • Arvid Viken


This transnational report approaches current tourism development in the Arctic through the lens of cultural sensitivity. What does cultural sensitivity mean? In which ways can Indigenous peoples and other local communities utilize their cultural heritage and contemporary life in creating successful tourism products and services? Based on a tourist survey and interviews among tourism actors, the report offers an overview and cross-national comparison across the project areas of Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway, and Sweden.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRovaniemi
PublisherMatkailualan tutkimus- ja koulutusinstituutti
Number of pages55
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-6620-39-8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2019
MoEC publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study