spring 2022
REI-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I - 20 ECTS

Type of course

The course is mandatory for the achievement of Bachelor`s degree

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

AAT-1003 Arctic Tourism Management I 20 stp

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 and examination


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.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course has academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412"



- 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: 5 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.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 20
  • Course code: REI-1003
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet