North Hunt

Hér setur þú lýsinguna á vefnum


There are three project partners in Iceland the Research centre of the University of Akureyri (national leader), the Icelandic tourism Research centre and Umhverfisstofnun

The Research Centre of the University of Akureyri (RHA) is a centre within the University of Akureyri.  The centre receives funding for specific tasks within the university, but mainly procures income from research projects and consultations for firms, organisations, ministries and from domestic and foreign research grants. RHA has been on an upturn as of late as the demand for new projects has increased dramatically. Parallel to the broadened scope of the operation the number of employees that work at the institution has increased. Today 10 researchers work at the centre in addition to a managing director, two project managers and an office manager . The researchers engage almost exclusively in researches concerning rural and regional development, innovation and local government in addition to diverse sociological research.

Contact person: Hjördís Sigurgeirsdóttir, Researcher, email: hjordis(at), Tel: +354 462 8905

The Icelandic Tourism Research Centre (ITRC) is the focal point for research in tourism studies in Iceland. The 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 sharing of facilities and skills in order to promote research and education that is of mutual interest to both the universities and the tourist industry in Iceland. The co-operation strengthens the links between the universities and the business community and builds up knowledge and networking resources in the field of tourism.

Contact person: Eyrún J. Bjarnadóttir, Reaearcher, Email: ejb(at), Tel: +354 462 8931


Organisation of Guides for Reindeer Hunters
The Organisation has the purpose of ensuring that reindeer guides work on a professional basis and that reindeer hunting is practised with respect for pray and environment.

Contact person: Emil Björnsson emil(at)


Content presentation

moya - Útgáfa 1.12 2007 - Stefna ehf