autumn 2021
REI-1001 Introduction to Arctic Adventure Tourism - 20 ECTS

Last changed 28.03.2022

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester

Type of course

Mandatory for bachelor program in Arctic Adventure Tourism.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read:

Admission code: 9199

Course overlap

Du vil få en reduksjon i antall studiepoeng (som oppgitt under), dersom du avlegger eksamen i dette emnet og har bestått følgende emne(r) fra før av:

AAT-1001 Introduction to Adventure Tourism 10 stp
EXF-0750 Examen Facultatum - Entrepreneurship and Tourism Studies 10 stp

Course content

The course gives an introduction to Arctic tourism and tourism theory, the classic studies and an introduction to the philosophy of social science and scientific thinking. The course emphasize an understanding of tourism as a complex phenomenon in society and as an industry, introducing nature, culture, indigeneity, innovation, events and sustainability, in relation to tourism in the Arctic. The course prepare the student to use scientific theory and methods following the scientific protocols. In addition, the course focus upon knowledge about academic texts and writing processes.  

Objectives of the course


The candidate:

  • has basic knowledge of different theoretical perspectives in tourism studies.
  • has basic knowledge about the tourism sector and the complex effects of tourism on nature and local communities.
  • can apply scientific theory and methods on case studies.
  • has knowledge about academic texts and writing processes.
  • understands learning strategies, sources and plagiarism.


The candidate:

  • is able to critically consider information on tourism gained from different sources.
  • can demonstrate analytical capacity by formulating scientific arguments.
  • can relate to existing theories and methods and apply these on case studies.


The candidate:

  • understands central academic and ethical challenges in regard to tourism.
  • is able to convey basic academic material and sources to develop a deeper understanding of tourism.
  • can reflect on innovation in tourism related to the need for more responsible and sustainable tourism.
  • can contribute to sustainable and responsible tourism.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

- Lectures

- Group work

- Oral presentations

- Excursion

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


Coursework requirement:

- 1 written individual assignment

- 1 written group assignment, including oral presentation

- 70% attendance

Required attendance, including participation in the excursion, and assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.


- Individual, written home exam. Duration: 5 days.

Grades: A - E for passed exam, F for failed. Possibility of resit exam in case of F.

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  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 20
  • Course code: REI-1001