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Nature-based Tourism and Ecotourism

  • Duration: Full semester
  • Spring semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 7,5 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 15 October

About the course

Nature-based tourism also includes ecotourism and sustainable tourism. The subject consists of a theoretical approach to these types of experience tourism, ecotourism and sustainable tourism. It is also a practical introduction to this tourism segment and its trends in Norway and abroad, plus planning and evaluation processes.



Minimum knowledge in the field of tourism.



To view the curriculum for RLL1003 Nature-based Tourism and Ecotourism, please search here. Do notice that the curriculum might not be ready until a few weeks prior to the official semester start.

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Learning outcome


  • have a conceptual understanding of experience tourism, experience economy, sustainable tourism, nature-, culture- and ecotourism industry.
  • have insights into tour operation, management, development and effect in different environments, including the tourism-environment debate within the industry.

Skills and general competence

  • is able to evaluate the different nature based tourism products and their planning processes.
  • can internalise the meaning of the concepts of nature-based tourism, ecotourism and sustainable tourism and know its features.


More information


Free for exchange students