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Sustainable Arctic Tourism Association





Tourism development and tourist activities – in the Arctic and elsewhere – become sustainable when a business is not only concerned about its economic success, but also looks at environmental and social aspects of its activities. This means in practise that tourism activities and business development should be respectful of and in agreement with local people and indigenous cultures. And of course they should not harm the natural environment.

In the Arctic, people’s livelihoods are still very closely connected to nature and “sustainability” is not a new concept. The fragile arctic environment and its unique indigenous cultures – the main tourist attractions of the Arctic - need to be treated respectful and on their premises.

You can find a definition of “ sustainable tourism ” and “sustainability” in the Glossary.




SAT - Sustainable Arctic Tourism


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