Balancing sustainable tourism and preservation of nature for host countries

Ólafia Jóhannesdóttir

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


The aim of the project is to analyze the extent to which the Icelandic government balances increase in tourism and preservation in the Central Highlands. The possibility of forming a national park in the area by the government is analyzed by applying governance theory and the concept of sustainable tourism to the case. By analyzing documents relevant to the process, three main actors are identified and analyzed in relation to the formation of a national park in the Central Highlands. Findings reveal that the Icelandic government has to some extent balanced the increase of tourism and nature preservation by including relevant actors in the process. However, at the later stages of the process the governmental actor neglected cooperation with other stakeholders which consequently jeopardizes achieving the goals of sustainable tourism.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2019
Antal sider37
VejledereLouise Munkholm


  • Sustainable Tourism
  • governance
  • Iceland
  • Central Highlands
  • National Park
  • Nature preservation