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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

Nature-based Tourism and Ecotourism is a 15 ECTS course in the spring semester on Bachelor level. A 4-hour digital school exam finalizes the course.


To view possible course combinations, view "About the course". 

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.

Possible course combinations

It is not possible to combine the course with other courses.

Course schedules

The course schedule will be published after:

  • 01 December for the following spring semester


Minimum knowledge in the field of tourism.


Course material

To view the course material for RLL1003 Nature-based Tourism and Ecotourism, please search here. Do notice that the overview might not be available until a few weeks before the official semester start.

You will learn this


  • 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.


What does it cost?

Free for exchange students

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.

Any questions?