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Arctic Tourism - Arctic Frontiers side-event, Wednesday January 27, Clarion Hotel the Edge Tromsø

News   •   Jan 06, 2016 11:42 CET

Arctic Frontiers and ARENA Lønnsomme Vinteropplevelser, a cluster of tourism enterprises in Northern Norway, are arranging a one day event on Arctic Tourism during the conference Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø. The event will cover tourism sectors like whale watching, aurora tourism, fishing tourism and cruise tourism. The time for the event is Wednesday January 27, 08.30 -16.00 and the location is Clarion Hotel the Edge, in downtown Tromsø.  The event will be held in English. 

The event is free for participants at Arctic Frontiers main program whilst the cost for non-delegates is 1.100 NOK (includes lunch). For registration press the "registration" link below. If you are not participating in the main program of Arctic Frontiers, you should register as a 'non-delegates' participant type in the form.

Time:         Wednesday January 27, 08.00 -16.30

Venue:       Clarion Hotel the Edge, Room Prostneset

Organiser:  ARENA North Norway Tourism Cluster and Arctic Frontiers

Moderator: Børre Berglund


08.45Introduction by organiser
Fishing Tourism Session




Andree Hörmann, Din Tur Germany, Sea fishing tourism –market trends in Germany

Anatoly Lukin, Director of The State Fishery Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Salmon fishing tourism in the Murmansk and Karelia region


10.10Coffee break & mingling
Whale Tourism Session
10.40Sigurstein Másson, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Whale watching in Iceland
11.10Hin Hoarau-Heemstra, Associate Professor University of Nordland Business School, Innovation in Nordic whale-watching: challenges and possibilities
11.40David Lusseau, University of Aberdeen, The scope for sustainable growth of whale watching
Cruise Tourism Session
13.10Sergey Katikov, Russian Geographical Society – Tourism at the North Pole at Barneo Ice Camp
13.40Sergey Shirokiy, Head of Tourism Department at National Park “Russian Arctic”, Cruise Tourism toFranz Josef land



Ronny Brunvoll, Visit Svalbard, Sustainable Tourism Development in Svalbard


14.50Coffee break and mingling

Aurora Tourism Session
15.10Sergey Cernuous, ProfessorPolar Geophysical Institute, Aurora tourism on Kola Peninsula


Anders Hanssen, Aurora Skycam, Norway Arctic Aurora Tourism


16:10Discussion and Moderator sum up

Photo: © Fredrik Broms (

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