Naturebased tourism in the new bio-economy
Lillehammer is a stronghold for outdoor sports and recreation. The town hosts several events and competitions annually, like the 86 km long classic MTB race Birkebeinerrittet.

MMV 2020 to be held in Lillehammer, Norway

BIOTOUR and NMBU has been assigned to host the 10th International Conference of Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV).

What we do

The BIOTOUR project analyzes key conditions for future development of nature-based tourism (NBT) in Norway that contribute to business innovation, community resilience and sustainable use of natural resources.

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The project focuses on four case study themes of significance to the Norwegian NBT sector:

BIOTOUR is managed by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in co-operation with four Norwegian and five international partner organizations.

The project, supported by the Norwegian Research Council 2016 - 2020, is organized as five integrated work packages for research and two supporting work packages for outreach, communication and project administration.

BIOTOUR also has a website in Norwegian with more general information and news from the project.

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Visiting adress:

Høgskoleveien 12, 1430 Ås NORWAY

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Project leader: 

Peter Fredman

+ 47 67 23 16 52


Jan Vidar Haukeland
+ 47 67 23 17 17 / 926 30 190

Communication and administration:

Gunn Evy Auestad
+ 47 926 84 115

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