Newly published report about the destination Grímsey

This week ITRC published a report titled Destination Grímsey: Current Status and Future Vision, which discusses tourism in Grímsey, a small island located north of Iceland. The island lies on the Arctic Circle and is rich in birdlife, an attractive nature-based destination for nature enthusiasts.

The aim of the study was to examine the nature and impact of tourism in Grímsey from the perspective of responsible tourism. Both land-based and cruise tourism were considered, and a comparison was made between the two. Data collection took place in the summer and autumn of 2022 through focus groups and interviews with residents, questionnaires among tourists and GPS-tracking measurements of people's mobility around the island.

ITRC received a grant from the University of Akureyri's Science Fund to conduct the research. Ása Marta Sveinsdóttir, a researcher at ITRC, was in charge of the project on behalf of ITRC in collaboration with Laufey Haraldsdóttir Assistant professor from Hólar University.

Here is a link to the report.