Hikers' preferences and DMO strategies

Contrasting perspectives and conflicting views?

Authored by: Ingeborg M. Nordbø

The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

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

Print ISBN: 9781138195349
eBook ISBN: 9781315638461
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315638461.ch20

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Abstract

In Norway, hiking is a popular leisure activity traceable back to the formation of the Norwegian nation-state. Since then hiking and outdoor life (Norwegian friluftsliv) have been essential elements in building national identity and have become an integral part of Norwegian culture (Svarstad 2010; Ween and Abram 2012; Nordbø et al. 2014).

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