Borderless, responsible hiking tourism

Providing up-to-date, digital information to hiking tourists in the border mountains

Borderless, responsible hiking

Providing up-to-date, digital information to hiking tourists in the border mountains

Borderless, responsible hiking tourism

Nature-based tourism is a focus area in Sweden and Norway. The Interreg Aurora funded small-scale project Borderless, responsible hiking will work with marketing, facilitation and information. The measures are seen to a small extent in connection across the border, even though these attractive areas are physically connected. The information on each side of the border is good but lacking a cross-border connection. There is a general lack of up-to-date information.

There is a great deal of opportunity in working with up-to-date, digital information aimed for the mountain walker in the border mountains. The field of work is large and complex and there is a need to involve several people in order to lay the foundations for a good and feasible main project. The small-scale project must get an overview of available information, clarify possible technical solutions and, through active dialogue with reindeer husbandry, other businesses and local communities, clarify their needs and wishes in a main project.

The small-scale project will implement following activities:

  1. Dialogue meetings with local communities and reindeer herding districts/Sami
  2. Clarification of available digital bases, extent of  the need of change
  3. Mapping of technical solutions and cost for Webgis
  4. Developing a main project

Lead Partner EU
Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län

Lead Partner Norway
Salten Regionråd

Project partners
Svenska Turistföreningen
Polarsirkelen turlag
Statskog SF

 

TYPE OF PROJECT
Small-scale project

SUB-AREA
Aurora

PRIORITY
Education, culture and sustainable tourism

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE
Culture and sustainable tourism

PROJECT DURATION
2023.11.01 – 2024.07.31

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET
 39 760 Euro

EU-FUNDING, INTERREG AURORA
12 922 Euro

NORWEGIAN IR-FUNDING
9 940 Euro

STATUS
Ongoing

Social, ecological, and economic sustainable development is an overarching goal in the Interreg Aurora Programme.

The Borderless, responsible hiking tourism project contributes primarly to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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