Nature-based tourism experiences – a survey among foreign visitors in Norway in the summer season 2018

Naturbaserte aktiviteter – en undersøkelse blant utenlandske turister i Norge sommeren: 2018 BIOTOUR Rapport 1 WP3 Markedsanalyse

A survey among about 2,500 foreign air and ferry travelers visiting Norway in the summer of 2018, shows that 42 percent of the respondents stated that nature-based activities were the most important experiences on their trip in Norway. Only 7 per cent stated cultural experiences or urban areas as most important, but 42 per cent answered «both nature-based and cultural experiences» and 10 per cent «neither of them». Experience of landscapes (62 per cent), easy walks (55 per cent), hiking in mountain and forest terrain (46 per cent) and fjord sightseeing (40 per cent), were the most common activities in addition to photography in nature (50 per cent). Between 10 and 20 per cent had experienced trips to mountain peaks and glaciers, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, mountain biking and bird watching. A follow-up survey by email mapped that accessibility and signage are generally considered the most important types of facilitation, followed by information about risk and safety, parking opportunities and information about the activity. Guided services are considered the least important facilitation factor.

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    • © 2020 Institute of Transport Economics/Transportøkonomisk Institutt. Report in Norwegian; summary in English.
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    Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)

    Gaustadalleen 21
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0349

    Research Council of Norway

    Oslo,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Dybedal, Petter
    • Haukeland, Jan Vidar
    • Stemmer, Kathrin
  • Publication Date: 2020-10


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  • Accession Number: 01760963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788248023005
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 4321 BIOTOUR WP3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 2020 9:29AM