Research groups

Tourism and National Parks (TPN-NORD)

Þingvellir. ©Eyrún Jenný Bjarnadóttir

TPN-NORD is a research group focusing on projects exploring the relationship between tourism, energy projects, regional development and nature conservation.

Contact person: Auður H Ingólfsdóttir


Responsible Tourism in Arctic Seascapes (ReSea)

Eyjafjörður. ©Þórný BarðadóttirReSea is an interdisciplinary network of researchers in marine biology and tourism studies who focus on responsible tourism in Arctic coastal communities.

Contact person: Auður H Ingólfsdóttir



Tourism workforce - working group

At Friðheimar. ©Magnfríður Júlíusdóttir

The ITRC´s Employment Working Group aims to advance and share practice-relevant knowledge on tourism employment as challenges surrounding tourism employment and the place of tourism workers remains relatively poorly researched. 

Contact person: Íris Hrund Halldórsdóttir, researcher at ITRC ]].


Nordic Cruise Researchers Network

Cruise ships, Akureyri 2018 ©Þórný BarðadóttirThe Nordic Cruise Researchers Network (NCRN) is a network for scholars who direct their research on cruise traffic and cruise tourism in the North. 

Contact person: Þórný Barðadóttir [] researcher at the ITRC.  



The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network

The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network - screenshot

The ITRC is a funding partner of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN). The aim of the IACN is to facilitate cooperation amongst Icelandic public and private organizations, institutions, businesses and bodies involved in Arctic issues, such as in research, education, innovation and monitoring.



International Polar Tourism Research Network

IPTRN web - ScreenshotThe ITRC is an active member of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN). Membership in the network includes university researchers, consultants, tourism operators, government organizations, community members, and graduate students dedicated to analysing tourism in Arctic and Antarctic settings. 



Toolbox Working Group

Photo: SMG ConsultingResearch group on tourism research, applications and requirements.
The research group is lead by Petra Blinnikka [] 
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland.