Comparisons between hikers and non-hikers in Iceland

Attitudes, behaviours and perceptions

Authored by: Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir , C. Michael Hall , Þorkell Stefánsson

The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138195349
eBook ISBN: 9781315638461
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Often portrayed in both tourism and the popular imagination as a wild land of fire and ice (Sæþórsdóttir et al. 2011; Witze and Kanipe 2014), Iceland has become a nature-based tourism destination that has experienced extremely rapid growth in visitor arrivals since 2007. The tourist industry is economically significant and provided 12–13% of total exports between 1995 and 2009. However, since then, it has become a core economic sector and now earns over 25% of foreign exchange earnings (Statistics Iceland 2015).

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