autumn 2022
REI-1001 Introduction to Arctic Adventure Tourism - 20 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester

Type of course

Mandatory for bachelor program in Arctic Adventure Tourism. The subject can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

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

Admission code: 9199

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

Course content

This course is an introduction to tourism theory and tourism in the Arctic. The course gives a basic understanding of tourism as a complex phenomenon in society and as an industry. It introduces theoretical and practical perspectives on nature, culture, indigeneity, innovation, events and sustainability. The course also prepares the student for academic writing and thinking through workshops, written assignments and field trips.

Objectives of the course


The candidate:

  • has basic knowledge about theoretical perspectives in tourism studies relevant for understanding Arctic adventure tourism.
  • has basic knowledge about the tourism industry and the complex impacts of tourism on nature and local communities in the Arctic.
  • has basic knowledge about academic writing and thinking.


The candidate:

  • can discuss and reflect on tourism theories related to Arctic tourism cases.
  • can demonstrate academic writing and thinking.


The candidate:

  • can communicate with the tourism industry and society at large about Arctic tourism.
  • can contribute to the development of sustainable and responsible tourism in the Arctic and other types of destinations.
  • can reflect on local and global challenges and opportunities for tourism

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

- Lectures

- Group work

- Oral presentations

- Excursions

The course will be evaluated in accordance with the quality systems of UiT.


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 24.10.2022 09:00 (Hand out)
28.10.2022 14:00 (Hand in)
5 Days A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Written individual assignment Approved – not approved
Written group assignment, including oral presentation Approved – not approved
Ikomp certificate Approved – not approved
Submit online course evaluation Approved – not approved
Attendance Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

  • 2 written individual assignment consisting of 350 words.
  • 1 written group assignment, including oral presentation
  • Ikomp certificate
  • Submit online course evaluation
  • 70% attendance

Re-sit examination

If you fail your exam there will be a re-sit examination.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 20
  • Course code: REI-1001
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet