The sub-project led by the University of Lapland concentrated on the issues of seasonality of the Arctic tourism. These included:
- issues of employment and workforce in the north
- local community perspectives on seasonality
- issues of development of new seasons in relation to Arctification of northern tourism
- the fragility of the Arctic nature and the global environmental changes in context of seasonality.
The project brought together researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, and tourism actors to collaborate and to explore issues related to seasonality. A five-day workshop was organized at Science Centre Arktikum in Rovaniemi, Finland from October 29 to November 2, 2018. An open panel discussion “Disturbing tourism seasons: changing demands, changing expectations” oriented to wider public was held at Korundi House of Culture on October 31, 2018. The panel discussion was streamed and it is available here.
Panel discussion: Seasonality of Arctic Tourism from Outi Rantala on Vimeo.