Researchers, graduate and postgraduate students as well as tourism actors gathered together also in the second project year for a five-day workshop. The purpose of the workshop organised in Umeå, Sweden, in October 2019 was to explore questions related to urban tourism in the Arctic. Based on the data gathered during the workshop the international research team produced a TemaNord series' report Arctic Tourism in Times of Change: Dimensions of Urban Tourism
The report brings together expertise and case studies from several Arctic and northern peripheries in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Canada. The case studies indicate that the Arctic dimensions of urban tourism are not always self-evident and tourism has not developed in relation to the northern culture of these places. However, in a global competition for capital and people, urban places seem to be increasingly using the Arctic as a way to boost local economies and reimage their places in order to achieve individual, local, regional and national development goals.