spring 2021
REI-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I - 20 ECTS

Last changed 11.11.2020

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:  1 December

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 in Arctic Adventure Tourism. Open for all other students, but the number of students is limited to 30 and the tourism students will be prioritized.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=351800

Admission code: 9199

Course content

The course focuses on Health Environment Safety (HES), risk management, hospitality, Human Resources (HR) management and 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 into 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)

 All courses will be evaluated in accordance with the quality systems of UiT.



- One individual written assignment

- One group assignment

- 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.


Course overlap

AAT-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I 20 stp
  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 20
  • Course code: REI-1003
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