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Industrial tourism: Developing New Destinations in the Arctic (KO 5055)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Micro-project ITinA targeted to enhance a new brand: Industrial tourism in the Arctic, based on the rich heritage of the Arctic regions, through building an international network and enhancing the development of the new innovative tourism services

Main activities

Mapping the industrial environments, Industrial tourism visits, local and regional workshops and a Main event


Despite covid-19 pandemics related challenges, local companies see potential in using industrial tourism concept for business developments. Though dialogues and discussions the project helped participated companies to get broader understanding of the industrial tourism concept. Even though, the market situation varies in different countries, companies have recognised the potential of international cooperation with neighbouring countries in Barents region for exchange of ideas and getting new ideas for developing own businesses. The project also found that there is a strong need for companies in support to build an effective network between MSMES and other actors. Despite well-developed support apparatus in some regions (tourist associations, regional and national financial supportive mechanisms), the project found the main bottlenecks to work on in the future.

Basic information




2021-01-01 - 2023-09-12

Total Budget / Programme funding

75 113 € / 57 428 €

Lead partner

Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Lead partner web-site


Northern Arctic Federal University
Kazakov Consulting