Scholarly publications

Under review

Jónsson, Ö. D., og Huijbens, E. H. (under review). The sharing consumer. User-centred innovation processes and their implication in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism.

Huijbens, E. H., og Jóhannesson, G. T. (under review). Tending to Destinations. Conceptualising tourism’s transformative capacities. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, special issue on Tourism Destination Dynamics.

Ólafsdóttir, G. (under review). Specific thought-relations with nature may influence the therapeutic affect of nature travels. Health & Place.

Skowronek, E., Tucki, A., og Huijbens, E. H. (in print). What is the tourist landscape? Aspects and features of the concept. Acta Geographica Slovenica – Geografski Zbornik.



Cságoly, Z., Sæþórsdóttir, A. D., Ólafsdóttir, R. (2017). Tourism changing the edge of the wild. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 17, 1-8. 



Frenƫ, C. (2016). Measuring tourism at the border: a critical analysis of the Icelandic context. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 16, 87-97.

Helgadóttir, G., og Dashper, K. (2016). “Dear International Guests and Friends of the Icelandic Horse”: Experience, Meaning and Belonging at a Niche Sporting Event. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 16, 422-441.

Lund, K. A., og Jóhannesson, G. T. (2016). Earthly substances and narrative encounters: Poetics of making a tourism destination. Cultural Geographies 23(4), 653-669.

Ólafsdóttir, R., Sæþórsdóttir, A. D., Runnström, M. (2016). Purism Scale Approach for Wilderness Mapping in Iceland. In S. J. Carver & S. Fritz (Eds.), Mapping Wilderness, (pp. 157-176).

de la Barre, S., Maher, P., Dawson, J., Hillmer-Pegram, K., Huijbens, E., Lamers, M., ... Stewart, E. (2016). Tourism and Arctic Observation Systems: Exploring the Relationships. Polar Research, 35(1).



Frenƫ, C. (2015). Informing tourism policy with statistical data: the case of the Icelandic Tourism Satellite Account. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-19.

Huijbens, E. H. (2015). Þau sem fóru. Brottflutt heimafólk og tengsl þeirra við Fjallabyggð [Those who left. Departed locals and their ties to home]. Icelandic Society, 6(1), 77-96.

Huijbens, E. and Alessio, D. (2015). Arctic ‘concessions’ and icebreaker diplomacy? Chinese tourism development in Iceland. Current Issues in Tourism, 18(5), 433-459.

Kristjánsdóttir, H. (2015). Foreign direct investment in the hospitality industry in Iceland and Norway, in comparison to the Nordics and a range of other OECD countries. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 16(4), 395-403.

Kristjánsdóttir, H. (2015). Can the Butler's Tourist Area Cycle of Evolution Be Applied to Find the Maximum Tourism Level? A Comparison of Norway and Iceland to Other OECD Countries. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 16(1), 61-75.

Loftsdóttir, K. (2015). The Exotic North: Gender, Nation Branding and Postcolonialism in Iceland. NORA - Nordic journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 23(4), 246-260.

Lund, K. A. (2015). Magic Mussels. Ingredients for Improvising a Tourism Destination. Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism, 1, 19-31.

Sigurdardottir, I., Helgadottir, G. (2015). Riding High: Quality and Customer Satisfaction in Equestrian Tourism in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 15(1-2), 105-121.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D., Saarinen J. (2015). Challenges due to changing ideas of natural resources: tourism and power plant development in the Icelandic wilderness. Polar Record, 52(1), 82-91. 

Welling, J. T., Árnason, T., Ólafsdóttir, R. (2015). Glacier Tourism. A Scoping Review. Tourism Geographies, 17(5), 635-662.



Bjarnason Þ., Huijbens, E. H. (2014). Stefna íslenskra stjórnvalda og vöxtur ferðaþjónustu á jaðarsvæðum: Áhrif Héðinsfjarðarganga í Fjallabyggð [Icelandic government policy and tourism growth in peripheral areas: The effects of the Héðinsfjörður tunnels in Fjallabyggð]. Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration10(2), 567-588.

Gren, M., Huijbens, E. (2014). Tourism in the Anthropocene. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism14(1), 6-22.

Hall, C. M. (2014). No time for smokescreen skepticism: A rejoinder to Shani and Arad. Tourism Management, 47, 341-347. 

Hall, C. M. (2014). Denying bogus skepticism in climate change and tourism research, Tourism Management, 47, 352-356.

Huijbens, E.H. (2014). Cruise tourism in Iceland and the North Atlantic. Gateways to the Arctic and the challenges to port readiness programmes. Tourism in Marine Environments10(3-4), 241-254.

Huijbens, E., Þorsteinsson, B., Jóhannesson, G. T. (2014). Ylrækt rísómatískra sprota. Ferðaþjónusta í nýju ljósi [Tending to rhizomes. Tourism in a new light]. Ritið, 2/2014, 205-227.

Huijbens, E. Jóhannesson, H., Jóhannesson, G. Þ. (2014). Clusters without Content? Icelandic National and Regional Tourism Policy. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration18(1), 63-85.

Jónsson, Ö. D., Huijbens, E. H. (2014). Heima að Heiman. Deilihagkerfið og gestakomur til Íslands [Home and Away. The sharing economy and Icelandic tourism]. Íslenska Þjóðfélagið5(1), 49-68.

Lund, K. A., Jóhannesson, G. T. (2014). Moving Places: Multiple Temporalities of a Peripheral Tourism Destination. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 14(4), 441-459.



Ghazi, J. M., Ólafsdóttir, R., Tongkul, F., Ghazi, J. M. (2013). Geological Features for Geotourism in the Western Part of Sahand Volcano, NW Iran. Geoheritage, 5(1), 23-34. 

Huijbens, E., Alessio, D. (2013). Arctic ‘concessions’ and icebreaker diplomacy? Chinese tourism development in Iceland. Current Issues in Tourism16(5), 443-449.

Huijbens, E., Benediktsson, K. (2013). Inspiring the Visitor? Landscapes and Horizons of Hospitality. Tourist Studies13(2), 189-208.

Karlsdóttir, U. B. (2013). Nature worth seeing! The tourist gaze as a factor in shaping views on nature in Iceland. Tourist Studies13(2), 139-155.

Lund, K. (2013). Experiencing Nature in Nature Based Tourism. Tourist Studies13(2), 156-171.

Nouza, M., Ólafsdóttir, R., Müller, D. K. (2013). A New Approach to Spatial–Temporal Development of Second Homes: Case Study from Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 13(1), 20-37.

Ólafsdóttir, R., Runnström, M. C. (2013). Assessing hiking trails condition in two popular tourist destinations in the Icelandic highlands. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 3-4, 57-67.

Ólafsdóttir, R., Dowling, R. (2013). Geotourism and Geoparks—A Tool for Geoconservation and Rural Development in Vulnerable Environments: A Case Study from Iceland. Geoheritage6(1), 71-87.

Ólafsdóttir, G. (2013). On nature-based tourism. Introduction. Tourist Studies special issue on nature-based tourism in Iceland, 13(2), 127-138.  

Ólafsdóttir, G. (2013).  ‘...sometimes you’ve just got to get away’: On trekking holidays and their therapeutic effect. Tourist Studies, 13(2), 209-231.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D. (2013). Managing popularity: Changes in tourist attitudes in a wilderness destination. Tourism Management Perspectives, 7, 47-58.

Van der Duim, R., Ren, C., Jóhannesson, G. T. (2013). Ordering, materiality and multiplicity: Enacting ANT in Tourism. Tourist Studies, 13(2), 3-20.



Alessio, D., Huijbens, E., Jóhannsdóttir, A. L. (2012). Birtingarmyndir kyngervis og þversagnir í markaðsefni íslenskrar ferðaþjónustu. [Gender and paradox in Icelandic tourism marketing] Íslenska Þjóðfélagið, 3, 19-39.

Cunningham, P., Huijbens, E., Wearing, S. (2012). Whaling or Watching: Twisting the sustainability rhetoric and possible outcomes. Journal of Sustainable Tourism20(1), 143-161.

Gren, M., Huijbens, E. (2012). Earth to Tourism! Annals of Tourism Research39(1), 155-170.

Huijbens, E. (2012). Sustaining a village’s social fabric? Sociologica Ruralis, 52(3), 332-352.

Jóhannesson, G. T. (2012). ‘To Get Things Done’: A Relational Approach to Entrepreneurship. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 12(2), 181-196.

Jóhannesson, G. T. (2012). Tími til að tengja? Af stefnumótun í ferðaþjónustu á Íslandi. [Time to connect? Policy making in Icelandic Tourism]. Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla, 8(1), 173-193

Lund, K. (2012). Landscapes and Narratives: Compositions and the Walking Body. Landscape Research. 37(2), 1-14.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D. (2012). Tourism and Power Plant Development: An Attempt to Solve Land Use Conflicts. Tourism Planning and Development9(4), 339-353.



Benediktsson, K., Lund, K. A., Huijbens, E. (2011) Inspired by eruptions? Eyjafjallajökull and Icelandic tourism. Mobilities, 6(1), 77-84.

Fay, G., Karlsdóttir, A. (2011). Social Indicators for Arctic Tourism: Observing trends and assessing data. Polar Geography, 34(1-2), 63-86.

Helgadottir, G. (2011). Nation in a sheep´s coat: The Icelandic sweater. FORMakademisk, 4(2), 59-68.

Huijbens, E. (2011). Developing wellness in Iceland - Theming wellness destinations the Nordic way. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 11(1), 20-41.

Lund, K. A., Benediktsson, K. (2011). Inhabiting a risky earth. Anthropology Today, 27(1), 6-9.

Ólafsdóttir, R., Runnström, M. C. (2011). How Wild is Iceland? Assessing Wilderness Quality with Respect to Nature Based Tourism. Tourism Geographies, 13(1), 91-109.

Ólafsdóttir, R., Runnström, M. C. (2011). Endalaus víðátta? Mat og kortlagning íslenskra víðerna. Náttúrufræðingurinn, 81(2), 57-64.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D., Hall, C. M., Saarinen, J. (2011). Making wilderness: tourism and the history of the wilderness idea in Iceland. Polar Geography, 34(4), 249-273.



Bird, D., Gísadóttir, G., Dominey-Howes, D. (2010). Volcanic risk and tourism in southern Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 189, 33-48.

Jóhannesson, G. T. (2010). Emergent Vikings: The social ordering of tourism innovations. Event Management, 14(4), 261-274.

Jóhannesson, G. T., Huijbens, E. (2010). Tourism in times of crisis: Exploring the discourse of tourism development in Iceland. Current Issues in Tourism, 13(5), 419-434.

Jóhannesson, G. T., Huijbens, E., Sharpley, R. (2010). Icelandic Tourism: Past Directions – Future Challenges. Tourism Geographies, 12(2), 278-301.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D. (2010). Planning Nature Tourism in Iceland based on Tourist Attitudes.Tourism Geographies, 12(1), 25-52.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D. (2010). Tourism struggling as the wilderness is developed. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 10, 334-357.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D., Ólafsson, R. (2010). Nature tourism assessment in the Icelandic Master Plan for geothermal and hydropower development. Part I: rapid evaluation of nature tourism resources. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 5(4), 311-331.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D., Ólafsson, R. (2010). Nature tourism assessment in the Icelandic Master Plan for geothermal and hydropower development. Part II: assessing the impact of proposed power plants on tourism and recreation. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 5(4): 333-349.



Ólafsdóttir, R., Runnström, M. (2009). A GIS Based Approach to Evaluate Ecological Sensitivity for Tourism Development in Fragile Environments. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 9(1), 22-38.

Sæþórsdóttir, A. D., Ólafsdóttir, R., og Ólafsson, R. (2009). Hálendi Íslands, auðlind útivistar og ferðamennsku. [Icelandic highlands – resource for recreation and tourism] Náttúrufræðingurinn, 78(1-2), 33-46.



Helgadóttir, G., Sigurðardóttir, I. (2008). Horse-based Tourism: Community, Quality and Disinterest in Economic Value. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 8(2), 105-121.

Lund, K., Sæþórsdóttir, A. D. (2008). Landslag á hreyfingu: Langhlaup um Laugaveginn. [Landscape on the move – long distance running on the Laugarvegur] Landabréfið, 24, 39-50.

Ólafsdóttir, G. (2008). Náttúrutengsl og upplifanir ferðamanna á Íslandi: Fjögur tengslamynstur vellíðunar. [Nature connection and experiences of tourists in Iceland. Four relations to wellbeing] Landabréfið, 22, 51-76.

Reynisdottir, M., Song, H., Agrusa, J. (2008). Willingness to pay entrance fees to natural attractions: An Icelandic case study. Tourism Management, 29, 1076 – 1083.



Benediktsson, K. (2007). ´Scenophobia´, Geography and the aesthetic politics of landscape. Geografiska Annaler B, 89(3), 203-217.

Haraldsson, H., Ólafsdóttir, R. (2007). Sögulegur fólksfjöldi á Íslandi – Ný nálgun með tilliti til burðargetu lands. [Population dynamics in Iceland – New approach using carrying capacity] Landabréfið, 23(1), 57-66.

Huijbens, E., Benediktsson, K. (2007). Practising Highland Heterotopias: The transformative power of automotive travel in the Icelandic highlands. Mobilities, 2(1), 143-165.



Gísladóttir, G. (2006). The impact of tourist trampling on Icelandic Andosols. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplement volume, 143, 53-70.

Helgadóttir, G. (2006). The culture of horsemanship and horse based tourism in Iceland. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(6), 535-548.

Helgadóttir, G., og Sigurðardóttir, I. (2006). Upplifun og þjónusta. Íslenskir gestir í hestaleigum. [Experience and service – Icelandic visitors in horse rentals] Landabréfið, 22(1), 37-47.

Huijbens, E. (2006). Í jöklanna skjóli. Hugleiðingar um steinvölur. [Sheltered by glaciers – thoughts about pebbles] Landabréfið, 22(1), 67-84.



Jóhannesson, G. T. (2005). Hreyfingar ferðaþjónustu: Skipun þróunarverkefnis í ferðaþjónustu á Vestfjörðum. [Moving tourism: Organising development projects in the Westfjords] Landabréfið, 21(1), 21-38.

Jóhannesson, G. T. (2005). Tourism Translations: Actor-Network Theory and tourism research. Tourist Studies, 5(2), 133-150.

Lund, K. (2005). Finding Place in nature: ‘Intellectual’ and Local Knowledge in a Spanish Natural Park. Conservation and Society, 3(2), 371-387.

Lund, K. (2005). Seeing in Motion and the Touching Eye: Walking over Scotland’s Mountains. Etnofoor, 18(1): 27-42.