Language: NOR | ENG

RLL1003/1 Nature-based tourism and ecotourism


The aim is for the student to:

  • internalise the meaning of the concepts of nature-based tourism, ecotourism and sustainable tourism and know its features.
  • acquire a conceptual understanding of experience tourism, experience economy, sustainable tourism, nature-, culture- and ecotourism industry.
  • acquire insights into tour operation, management, development and effect in different environments, including the tourism-environment debate within the industry.
  • be able to evaluate the different nature based tourism products and their planning processes.


Nature-based tourism also includes ecotourism and sustainable tourism. The subject consists of a theoretical approach to these types of experience tourism, ecotourism and sustainable tourism. It is also a practical introduction to this tourism segment and its trends in Norway and abroad, plus planning and evaluation processes.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures, seminars and field trip.

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

The students hold one seminar (15-45 min dependent on number of students).


Written final exam. (dictionary between the first language of the student and English is allowed)