Initiative: Industrial Tourism

Micro-project ITinA targeted to enhance the brand: Industrial tourism in the Arctic, based on the industrial heritage of the Arctic regions. The focus was on small and medium enterprises in Northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Russia.
Profiling the new industrial tourism destinations requires understanding and international cooperation. The partner network selected a number of industrial themes which would bring the identity, history and industry of the region into the spotlight.

Specific emphasis was given to support structures, associations and businesses in the fields of circular economy, responsible industry, cultural heritage and food industry.

Through dialogues and discussions, the project helped participating 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 industrial tourism, and international cooperation in developing it.

The project developed an analysis of the action together with a preliminary action plan for development. It was recognized that innovation and experiences from participants facing similar challenges can be shared for the common benefit.

More about the project can be read on the Lead Partner’s website

Project: Industrial tourism: Developing New Destinations in the Arctic

Lead partner: Lapland University of Applied Sciences Ltd

Other partners: 

  • Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk
  • Kazakov Consulting, Nordland

Basic information about the project in KEEP database