Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

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Slow tourism meets social media

Promoting and finding new ideas for slow tourism in Vatnajökull region

Due to the increasing popularity of social media, the project provided trainings for SMEs in Vatnajökull region to teach them how to use digital marketing to promote their services and reach their audience better. Inspired by their colleagues across the NPA, the tour guides prepared new types of activities in Vatnajökull such as practicing yoga by the sea in the beautiful fishing village Höfn or kayaking between the glaciers. Local entrepreneurs also cooperated together and developed unique packages for tourists combining activities like glacier hiking and dining with locals.

 

Hulda Laxdal Hauksdóttir

Höfn local guide

I got very much inspired during the period of the project, especially during my trip to Sweden to the transnational meeting which was held to experience slow adventure in a different setting, with different people. I got lot of ideas, both through the experiences and through conversations with the other people.