spring 2019

REI-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I - 20 ECTS

Sist endret: 30.08.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education


Alta |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:  1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester

Type of course

The course is mandatory for the achievement of Bachelor's degree and the "One year program" in Arctic Adventure Tourism. Open for all other students, but the number of students is limited to 40 and the tourism students will be prioritized.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse.

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Application code: 9199 (Nordic countries).

Course content

The course focuses on Health Environment Safety (HES), risk management, hospitality, Human Resources (HR) management an tour planning. The course bases its values on respect and concern for nature and culture, emphasizing sustainability and leadership in adventure tourism.  

Objectives of the course


The candidate  

  • has broad knowledge of basic concepts, models and theories related to tourism management, HR and risk management
  • is familiar with R&D work within HR, risk management and sustainable tourism
  • can update ones knowledge within tourism management topics


The candidate

  • is able to use knowledge and relevant R&D work from the tourism management field on practical and theoretical challenges, and make well founded choices
  • can reflect one's own performance and make use of guidance to improve behaviour
  • is able to find, evaluate and refer to disciplinary information within tourism management and use this to illuminate practical  challenges for businesses
  • can make use of tour planning and risk management tools, basic concepts and professionals' forms of expression


The candidate

  • has insight to relevant ethical and disciplinary challenges
  • is able to plan and carry out work tasks and projects alone or in a group according to juridical and ethical demands
  • can present theories problems and solutions orally and in writing
  • can communicate with other actors within tourism and contribute to development of both specific businesses and the tourism industry

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

- Lectures - Seminars - Oral presentations individually and in groups - Practical training (e.g. role play, industry visits)



- One individual written assignment

- One group assignment including organizing a tour/event

- 70% attendance in all student activities and lectures

Required attendance and assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.


- Individual written home exam. Duration: 14 days. The exam must be answered in English

Grading: scale A to F with F for failed.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course in case of F.

Date for examination

Individual written home exam hand out date 15.05.2019 hand in date 29.05.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Course overlap

AAT-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I 20 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Pensumliste for Arctic Tourism Management I