• 20 years of Nordic rural tourism research: a review and future research agenda 

      Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Dashper, Katherine (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This review focuses on how the concepts rural and rurality have appeared in the context of Nordic tourism and hospitality research published in the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research. All publications ...
    • “Dear International Guests and Friends of the Icelandic Horse”: Experience, Meaning and Belonging at a Niche Sporting Event 

      Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Dashper, Katherine (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Landsmót hestamanna is the national championships for the Icelandic horse and a major festival for the special interest group addressed by the event organisers as “Friends of the Icelandic horse”. As the designated country ...
    • The Kyrgyz horse: enactments and agencies in and beyond a tourism context 

      Sturød, Anne Gry; Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Nordbø, Ingeborg (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The horse has a strong cultural and historical importance in Kyrgyzstan. With a mountainous topography, the rural areas of this Central Asian country are best accessed by horse. Among all the tourism experiences Kyrgyzstan ...
    • “Little kings”: community, change and conflict in Icelandic fisheries 

      Chambers, Catherine P.; Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Carothers, Courtney (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Scholars of political ecology have long been interested in questions of access, equity, and power in environmental management. This paper explores these domains by examining lived experiences and daily realities in Iceland’s ...
    • Social sustainability of tourism in Iceland: A qualitative inquiry 

      Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Einarsdóttir, Anna Vilborg; Burns, Georgette Leah; Gunnarsdóttir, Guðrún Þóra; Matthíasdóttir, Jóhanna María Elena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Sustainability research in tourism increasingly focuses on social issues such as the relationship between resident quality of life and community resilience through adaptive capacity. This study of resident and tourism ...
    • The riding trail as geotourism attraction: Evidence from Iceland 

      Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Sigurðardóttir, Ingibjörg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The geological aspects of tourism are much more extensive than just places to be viewed and/or experienced. The terrain traveled is also a geological phenomenon and an attraction in itself. For a hiker or a rider the type ...
    • Wild and Farmed Arctic Charr as a Tourism Product in an Era of Climate Change 

      Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Renssen, Hans; Olk, Tom Robin; Oredalen, Tone Jøran; Haraldsdóttir, Laufey; Skúlason, Skúli; Thorarensen, Helgi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The topic investigated is the social-ecological system of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) fishing and aquaculture as a tourism product in an era of climate change. Arctic charr is a resilient salmonid species that was ...