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Tourism Tuesday: “What is Icelandic Identity?”

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog! I’m Geoffrey Youngs, a senior at GAC, and I’m thrilled to share my experiences studying abroad in Iceland this January. Currently, we’re on our third full day in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. Today was dedicated to exploring various museums in Reykjavik, providing me with insights into early Icelandic […]

Is Iceland’s Tourism Culture Authentic or a Performance?

In the last 10 years the number of tourists visiting Iceland has drastically increased, and there is now a 6 to 1 ratio between the number of tourists and the number of local residents. This increase raises questions on the impact that an increase of tourism can have on a country and the people living […]

Tourism in Iceland: Is it a Positive or Negative Industry for its Culture?

Hi there! My name is Cole LaPlante, and I am one of the fifteen students embarking on the study away course, “Otherworldly” Iceland: Culture, Environment, and Tourism in a Globalized Age. Even though we are only one day into the actual course, several of its themes are becoming present in our explorations of the city, […]

Tourism’s Affect on Perceived Identity of a Culture

As a tourist in Iceland studying tourism, I would like to talk about how tourism may change the way a group of people is perceived by tourists. Walking through Reykjavik, Iceland, I notice many souvenir and gift shops, along with rather expensive restaurants, lining the pedestrian-friendly streets. Many of said souvenir gift shops and restaurants […]

Abstracts of tourism in Iceland – Marisa Schmidt

Hello! Welcome to this blog. My name is Marisa Schmidt. I am a Sophomore at GAC and am very excited to be able to be on this study abroad program to Iceland. Today (as will most of the following blogs) will be about tourism. I have never traveled outside of the U.S., so this is […]

Student blog to come!

  This blog will be used for students in Professors Jeff LaFrenierre’s and Kjerstin Moody’s January Term 2024 study away course in Iceland, SCA/GEG-298-001: “‘Otherwordly’ Iceland: Culture, Environment, and Tourism in a Globalized Age.” Stay tuned!