20 Years of Nordic tourism experience research: a review and future research agenda

Peter Björk, Nina Prebensen, Juulia Räikkönen, Jon Sundbo

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During the past decades, tourism experience research has become a topical theme among Nordic researchers and in international tourism literature. This review provides an overview of the main themes of Nordic experience research, addresses the antecedents of tourism experiences, namely tourists’ emotional and interest regimes, and tourism experience outcomes, namely the value of tourism. Furthermore, the focus is placed on nature-based and gastronomy tourism, which seem to form the main fields of Nordic tourism experience research. Finally, thematic avenues are identified to keep Nordic experience researchers on the frontlines of future experience research challenged by global disruptors such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)26-36
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021


  • Tourism experience
  • emotions
  • experiential consumption
  • tourist experience
  • value

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