The Icelandic Tourism Research Centre is involved in and consults on various product development projects around the country. Representatives of the centre present at numerous municipal and other tourism stakeholder meetings. The centre is party to tourism education programmes and competence building workshops but also organizes an independent lecture series in collaboration with various stakeholders and partners both domestically and internationally. In addition, the centre annually has representatives at both international and local conferences.

The ITRC is participating in international co-operation on tourism research. In such cooperation, annual / bi-annual conferences play an important part. 

ITRC has been the main organizer of conferences held in Iceland by the following multinational research organizations.

- Nordic Society for Tourism and Hospitality Research (NORTHORS)

- International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN)

- North Atlantic Forum (NAF)



Conferences planned by the ITRC 


29th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research

Dates: 21-23 September 2021

Location: Akureyri
Theme: Shaping mobile futures: Challenges and possibilities in precarious times


13th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

Date: 29-30 September 2017
Location: Reykjavik
Theme: Tackling Overtourism - Local Responses


5th International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN)
Date: August 29th to September 2nd 2016
Location: Raufarhöfn
Theme: Tourism, People and Protected Areas in Polar Wilderness


The annual ITRC Micro Conference
Since 2011 ITRC has hosted its annual micro-conference at he University of Iceland. The conference begins with short presentations from various experts providing their insights on the conference theme followed by comments and questions. 
The 2015 Micro Conference on tourism in Iceland: What do we know we do not know ?


24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality
Date:  October 1st to 3rd 2015
Location: Reykjavík
Theme: Responsible Tourism?


19th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality
Date 22nd - 25th September 2010
Location: Akureyri
Theme: Creative Destinations in a Changing World


14th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality
Date 22nd - 25th September 2005
Location: Akureyri

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