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Høst 2021

REI-1001 Introduction to Arctic Adventure Tourism - 20 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier

Type of course

Mandatory for bachelor program in Arctic Adventure Tourism.

Course overlap

EXF-0750 Examen Facultatum - Entrepreneurship and Tourism Studies 10 stp

Course contents

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.  

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

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

Admission code: 9199

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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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