The Icelandic Tourism Research Centre

rmf logo enskaThe Icelandic Tourism Research Centre (ITRC) is a cooperative project between the University of Iceland, the University of Akureyri, Hólar University, The Icelandic Tourist Board and The Icelandic Travel Industry Association, receiving funding and goodwill from all of these along with backing from government funds. The aim of this co-operation is the improvement and promotion of tourism research in Iceland and strengthening the bonds of research and industry through domestic and international collaborative projects.


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ITCR is an active participant in the collaboration of researchers in polar tourism, the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN).


Reports, books and articles



The ITRC projects include research on:

  • Tourism in rural areas – Influences and consequences
  • Tourism and the national economy
  • Tourism carrying capacity – visitor perspectives in natural areas
  • Mapping tourism resources in Iceland
  • Cruise ships in Iceland


Further information on the Icelandic Tourism Research Centre is available at the ITRC’s web:

Gudrun Thora GunnarsdottirGuðrún Þóra GunnarsdóttirContact

Name: Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir

Job title: Director


Telephone: +354 460-8930



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