Community benefits from walking tourism in Western Norway

Authored by: Merete Kvamme Fabritius

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.ch33

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Abstract

In Norway, tourism emerged in the first half of the eighteenth century. The European aristocracy targeted the wild and pristine landscape of the north and, from the 1850s, nature was highly targeted as an arena for physical activity. Scientists, anglers and mountaineers had formerly explored the unfamiliar areas, and they were followed by the gradually increasing number of travellers with the aim of hiking in Norwegian landscapes (Fabritius 2010). However, walking tourism in Western Norway revealed a need for transportation to desirable, remote hiking destinations and magnificent viewpoints. Tourism therefore appeared as a source of income to the poor Norwegian peasantry, settled far away from central areas.

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