I am currently responsible for the following courses:
- Service management 7,5 ECTS
- Nature, culture and guiding 7,5/10 ECTS
- Bachelor thesis 15 ECTS
I coordinate two international projects; Norpart funded capacity building in HE in Guatemala in tourism and ecology, and a long term collaboration between USN and Holar University College, Iceland in ecology and tourism funded by the Arctic research and studies fund.
Tourism, event management, qualitative methods
Curriculum Vitae – Dr Guðrún Helgadóttir
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 100%
University College of Southeast Norway, Bø i Telemark, Norway
Department of rural tourism, Hólar University College, 551 Sauðárkrókur
1997 Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
1989 M.A. in art education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
1983 Diploma in craft education and Teaching certificate for secondary schools, Iceland Institute of Education, Reykjavík.
1982 B.Ed. in wood- and metalwork and Teaching certificate for elementary schools, Iceland Institute of Education, Reykjavík.
2014 – associate professor of tourism Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Telemark University College, Bø i Telemark, Norway
2007- Professor, Department of Rural Tourism, Hólar University College.
1997- Lecturer, Department of Rural Tourism, Hólar Agricultural College.
2001-2003 Lecturer, Iceland Institute of the Arts, teacher education.
1999-2001 Lecturer, Iceland Institute of the Arts / University of Iceland, Faculty of Social Sciences; Post-baccalaureate teacher education program.
1995-1999 Lecturer The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts / University of Iceland, Faculty of Social Sciences; Post-baccalaureate teacher education program.
1989-1994 Teaching assistant in art, teacher education, University of British Columbia.
1985-1986 Sessional in crafts, Iceland Institute of Education.
1982-1983 Sessional in crafts, Iceland Institute of Education.
2012-2014 Department head, Rural Tourism Hólar University College
2009-2011 Board member, Hólar Tourism Services.
2002-2003 Acting department head, Rural Tourism Hólar University College.
1999-2001 Cultural and creative industries consultant, Institute of Regional Development, Sauðárkrókur.
1998-1999 Director, the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavík.
1997-1998 Director of studies, Hólar Agricultural College, Skagafjörður.
1996-1997 Assistant director, The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavík.
1995-1996 Head of continuing education, the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavík.
1995-1998 Department head teacher education, the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavík.
1990 co-authored with Skúlína H. Kjartansdóttir: Leather: Handbook for home and school. Námsgagnastofnun, Reykjavík.
- 1997 Icelandic craft teachers’ curriculum identity as reflected in life histories. PhD thesis. University of British Columbia.
- 1989 A survey of the attitudes of Icelandic Art and Craft teachers toward curriculum and practice in their subject area. Master’s thesis, University of British Columbia.
In refereed publications:
- 2016 with Katherine Daspher, “Dear International Guests and Friends of the Icelandic Horse”: Experience, Meaning and Belonging at a Niche Sporting Event. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 16(2) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1080/15022250.2015.1112303
- 2015a with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, The new equine economy of Iceland. In Evans, R. & Vial, C. (eds.). The new equine economy in the 21st century. EAAP Scientific publications 136. 225-236. The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. Doi: 10.3920/978-90—8686-824-7_19
- 2015b with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir. Riding high: quality and customer satisfaction in equestrian tourism in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 15,(1-2). Doi: 10.1080/15022250.2015.1015765.
- 2015 Horse round-ups: Harvest festival and/or tourism magnet. Cheval, tourisme et Mondialisation, Editions Spéciale Monde du tourisme, Paris. Parution
- 2015 with Godfrey Baldacchino & Reidar J. Mykletun. Rural Tourism: Insights from the North Atlantic. Editorial introduction Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 14(1-2), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15022250.2015.1020124
- 2011a Nation in a sheep´s coat: The Icelandic sweater FORMakademisk 4(2), 59-68.
- 2010 with Anna Karlsdóttir & Philip Long. Celebrating the edges of the world: Tourism and festivals of the coast and sea. Event Management, (14), 257–260.
- 2008 with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir Horse-based Tourism: Community, Quality and Disinterest in Economic Value Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 8 (2), 105-121. DOI: 10.1080/15022250802088149
- 2008 Sýn[ir]? Um sjónrýni. Netla- Veftímarit um uppeldi og menntun [Visions? About visual research, Netla webjournal on education]
- 2006 The culture of horsemanship and horse based tourism in Iceland. Current Issues in Tourism 9 (6), 535-548. DOI:10.2167/cit297.0
- 2006 with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir. Upplifun og þjónusta. Íslenskir gestir í hestaleigum. [Experience and service. Icelandic guests in horserentals] Landabréfið 22(1), 37-47.
- 2003 Námsmat í myndlist, mat á myndlistarkennslu og aðferðir listgagnrýni. [Evaluation and assessment in art, art education and art criticism]. In Netla, webjournal on education, The Iceland Institute of Education.
- 2001a Art, sloyd and the good life. In Visioner om slöjd och slöjdpedagogik, Techne Serien B:10/2001, pp. 140-149. NordFo Nordisk Forum för Forskning och utvicklingsarbete inom utbildning I slöjd, Vasa.
- 2001b The historian framed in her picture of the past. In Visioner om slöjd och slöjdpedagogik, Techne Serien B:10/2001, pp. 150-158. NordFo Nordisk Forum för Forskning och utvicklingsarbete inom utbildning I slöjd, Vasa.
- 2001c Urban – Rural interaction in the cultural sector. In Bright summer nights and long distances. Rural and Regional development in the Nordic-Scottish Context, pp. 192-203. Editor Ingi Rúnar Eðvaldsson, The University in Akureyri.
- 1997 Samkennsla kynjanna í hannyrðum og smíði: Skref í jafnréttisátt ? [The co-education of the genders in crafts, a step in the right direction?] In Íslenskar kvennarannsóknir [Icelandic Women´s Studies]. Editors Helga Kress and Rannveig Traustadóttir, pp. 196-205, The University
- 1995 In the family? The interrelationship of art and craft teachers. Working papers in Art Education.
- 1993 Feminism and Feminisms: The prospect of censorship. Journal of Social Theory in Art Education (13), 124-130.
- 1991 Gender issues in Art Education: A commentary. Studies in Art Education 32(4), 248-49
- 2015 A Book Review: Tourism, Recreation and Regional Development, Perspectives from France and Abroad. e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR), (12) 1-2. http://ertr.tamu.edu/
- 2014 Publications in review: Culture and Society in Tourism Contexts. Tourism Social Science Series Volume 17, edited by Antonio Miguel Nogués-Pedregal. Annals of tourism research. 45(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2013.12.009
- 2013 Book review: Between art and artifact: archaeological replicas and cultural production in Oaxaca, Mexico by Rhonda Brulotte. Journal of Heritage Tourism, DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2013.812869
- 2011b Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies 2nd edition by Melanie K. Smith. Journal of Tourism History 3(3), 339-340
- 1994 Book review of Multicultural Celebrations. The paintings of Betty LaDuke 1972-1992. By Gloria Feman Orenstein. Canadian Review of Art Education 21(1), 52-55.
- 2016 With Anna Vilborg Einarsdóttir, Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir, Jóhanna M. E. Matthíasdóttir & Georgette Leah Burns. Félagsleg áhrif ferðamennsku og ferðaþjónustu.
- 2010 with Sigríður Ólafsdóttir (Ed.), Gísli Halldórsson, Þorvarður Árnason, Sigríður Inga Sigurgeirsdóttir, Guðrún Helgadóttir, Reynir Sveinsson, Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir, Aðalsteinn Jóhannes Halldórsson. Úttekt á framgangi og áhrifum strandveiðanna sumarið 2009 [Survey of the implementation and effects of the coastal fishing programme summer 2009. Westfjords University Centre]
- 2007 with Dr. Edward H. Huijbens and Kristín Sóley Björnsdóttir. Menningartengd ferðaþjónusta í Eyjafirði Akureyri: Ferðamálasetur Íslands. [Cultural tourism in Eyjafjörður, Tourism Research Center]
- 2015 with Rhys Evans, Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir & Guðrún Helgadóttir. A Good Practice Guide to Equine Tourism – Developing Native Breed Equine Tourism in the Nordic Atlantic Region. Klepp, Norway: Høgskulen for landbruk og bygdeutvikling.
- 2011 with Per Åke Nilsson, Sigurður Árnason, & Dennis Holm. Back movers and in movers. A study of back migration flows into small societies over time. Hammerdal: Hammerdal Förlag & Reportage. (58 pp, ISBN 978-91-976574-4-0)
- 2007 with Christiane Mainka: Hvað er afþreying? In Anna Vilborg Einarsdóttir (ed.) Afþreyingarleiðsögn. Kópavogur: Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi - Leiðsöguskólinn. [What is recreation? In Anna Vilborg Einarsdóttir Adventure tourism guiding]
- 2006a Fornleifar og ferðaþjónusta: auðlind í landnýtingu. Freyr 102(4), 8-9 [Archaegolocical sites and tourism: A land-based resource]
- 2006b 14. May. Ferðaþjónusta og samfélag. Morgunblaðið, á vefslóð http://www.mbl.is/mm/gagnasafn/greinhtml?grein_id=1082474 [Tourism and society, Morgunblaðið newspaper]
- 2006c Rök og ritun. Hólar: Ferðamáladeild Hólaskóla.[Arguing and writing, textbook, Department of rural tourism, Hólar College]
- 2000a Menning: Búsetuþáttur og atvinnugrein, Sveitarstjórnarmál, 26-29. [Culture: An industry and community factor, journal of the Federation of Municipalities].
- 2000b Handlistir við aldahvörf, Hugur og hönd, 2000, pp. 44-46. [Crafts at the millenium, journal of the Icelandic Crafts Association].
- 1999a Menningarráðgjafi á Þróunarsviði Byggðastofnunar, Sveitarstjórnarmál, [Cultural consultant at the Institute for Regional Development, journal of the Federation of Municipalities].
- 1999b Kynferði og kennaramenntun í Evrópu. Kennarablaðið 7(3), 6-7. [Gender and teacher education in Europe, The teachers´ journal published by the Teachers Union].
- 1998 with Guðrúnu Geirsdóttir og Ingólfur Á. Jóhannesson, Góð vísindi bera sterkan svip af listum - viðtal við Elliot Eisner [Good education is like art – Interview with Elliot Eisner] Ný menntamál; 16 (3): s. 6-10
- 1996 Hlutverk kennara í þróun kennslugreinar. Handmennt 11, 27-31. [The role of teachers in the development of a subject area, the journal of the textile craft teachers association].
- 1994 Ferð Halldóru Bjarnadóttur til Vesturheims 1937-1938. Hugur og hönd 28, 28-33. [Halldóra Bjarnadóttir travels in the New World 1937-38, journal of the Icelandic Crafts Association].
- 1990 Niðurstöður úr könnun á viðhorfum mynd- og handmenntakennara. Handmennt 7, 12-16. [Results from the survey of art and craft teachers´ attitudes, the journal of the textile craft teachers association].
In conference proceedings:
- 2008 Lopapeysa: Til minja um Ísland. [The Icelandic sweater: Souvenir of Iceland] In Ingjaldur Hannibalsson (ed.). Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX. [Research in social sciences IX University of Iceland] pp 187-196. Conference october 2008. Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands
- 2006 The image of a northern destination; the Eyjafjörður region. Images of the north. Histories, identities, ideas. International conference, Reykjavík, February 24.-26.
- 2005 How do managers of cultural institutions relate to cultural tourism? The 14th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Akureyri Iceland. CD September
- 2003 Instruction: Or throwing a good party, ARLIS/NordenINFO 2, 7-9.
- 2002 with Harpa Hlín Þórðardóttir. Hestaferðaþjónusta - mikilvægur þáttur í menningarferðaþjónustu á Íslandi. Erindi flutt á ráðstefnunni Hálft er líf á hestbaki, Hestamiðstöð Íslands og Hólaskóli, Hólum í Hjaltadal. 8. February. Á vefslóðinni http://www.holar.is/hestaferd/meho.pdf [Horse based tourism - an important aspect of cultural tourism in Iceland]
- 2001a Stefnumótun í menningarmálum, Ráðstefna sveitarfélagins Árborgar, Eyrarbakka. [Policy making in culture, The municipality of Árborg]
- 2001b Fagets mening i lærerens liv. Techne Forskning i sljödpedagogik og slöjdvetenskap B 11, 43-47
- 2001c Fræðasetur á landsbyggð – fiskur í vatni eða þorskur á þurru landi ? Menningarlandið, ráðstefna Byggðastofnunar, Menntamálaráðuneytis, Sambands Íslenskra sveitarfélaga, Seyðisfirði. [Research institutions in rural areas – fish in the water or cod on dry land? The ministry of Education, The Regional Development Agency and the Federation of Municipalities, Seyðisfjörður 14.-15. May.]
- 2000 Menning sem atvinnugrein, ráðstefna Þróunarstofu Austurlands og Markaðsstofu Austurlands, Reyðarfirði. [Culture as an industry, conference organized by the Eastern Iceland Enterprise and Eastern Iceland Marketing Board].
- 1998 Framsetning leiðbeininga í mæltu máli. Ráðunautafundur 1998. Reykjavík. [Consultancy face-to-face, Annual conference of agriculture consultants].
- 1996 Blindgötur og krákustígar. Námsframboð á sviði sjónlista. Ráðstefna haldin af Handverk og hönnun, Norræna húsinu. [Blind alleys and twisted trails. Educational opportunities in visual arts, conference organized by Crafts and Design, Nordic House, Reykjavík].
- 1995 Skref í jafnréttisátt? Samkennsla kynjanna í smíðum og hannyrðum. Ráðstefna um íslenskar kvennarannsóknir, Reykjavík. [The cooeducation of the genders in crafts, a step in the right direction? The University of Iceland Center for Women´s Studies].
- 1993 The meaning of the subject: Art and Craft teachers’ relationship to their subject. Occasional Working Papers 2(3), Center for Research in Women´s Studies and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia.
- 1991 Halldóra Bjarnadóttir and the development of textiles as a school subject in Iceland. Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Research Conference in Slöjd, Göteborg, Sweden.
- 2004 Logo for the heritage warden certificate, Hólar University College.
- 1990 Illustrations for Leather: Handbook for home and school, by Guðrún Helgadóttir and Skúlína H. Kjartansdóttir.
- 1989 Cover illustrations for Icelandic women at sea, by historian Þórunn Magnúsdóttir.
Presentations (last 5 years):
- June 2016. Communities of practice: Tourism and tourist experiences in the experience economy. Nordic research network and seminar within experience economy research, Copenhagen, June 21st-22nd 2016.
- May 2016. You must be tired of all the tourists? Nordic Ruralities, The University in Akureyri, Iceland May 22nd-24th 2016.
- May 2016 Félagsleg áhrif ferðamennsku og ferðaþjónustu. Ráðstefna Ferðamálastofu um þolmarkarannsóknir, Grand hótel, Reykjavík May 25th [Social impacts of tourists and tourism services, Iceland Tourist Board conference on tourism impacts]
- October 2015. Don´t change a thing! Tourism on my doorstep. 24th Nordic symposium in hospitality and tourism, Reykjavík, Iceland, October 1st-3rd 2015.
- September 2015. White Steed – Dark Horse: Resident views of tourism in rural areas. With Ingeborg Nordbø. North Atlantic Forum, Summerside, PEI, Canada, September 17th-19th 2015.
- November 2014. Seriously being with horses. Third International Adventure Conference, Adventures in empty lands? Quality Hotel, Sogndal, Norway November 23rd-26th 2014
- Oktober 2014. Dear international guests and friends of the Icelandic horse II. Institutt for Økonomi og Informatikk. Høgskolen i Telemark, Bø October 17th 2014.
- September 2014. Suksessfaktorer ved bruk av nasjonal hesterase på Island. Hesteturisme i Nord-Norge. Seminar at Bioforsk Tjøtta, Nordland, September 26th-27th.
- August 2014. With I. Sigurðardóttir Why do you have so many horses? Horse culture in Iceland Invited presentation at European Association of Animal Producers Horse Commission session at EAAP 2014, Tivoli Congress Center, Copenhagen, August 25th.
- March 2014 Sheepish presence at horse round-ups. Landsýn, Hvanneyri, March 7th
- May 2014 Lopaminni 8. Ráðstefnan um íslenska þjóðfélagið. Hólar í Hjaltadal, May 15th [Yarn memories, 8th conference on Icelandic society]
- October 2013a Ferða* Þjóðarspegillinn Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XIV. Reykjavík : Háskóli Íslands 25. October 2013 [Tour*, Þjóðarspegill, social sciences XIV, Reykjavík: The University of Iceland]
- October 2013b Að segja það sem segja þarf við þann sem þarf að heyra það – þannig að hann heyri það. Ferðamálaþing, Hótel Selfoss, October 2nd 2013 [To tell those that need to hear what they need to hear in such a way that they will hear it. Icelandic Tourist Board Annual Symposium]
- September 2013 with Dr. Katherine Daspher, Leeds Metropolitan University. Dear international guests and friends of the Icelandic horse. The 22nd Nordic symposium in hospitality and tourism, Hotel Thon Svolvær, September 26th 2013
- June 2013. Emotions in motion: Experiencing hope and grief for the Faroese horse. North Atlantic Forum, Hólar University College, Hólar : June 15th 2013
- January 2013. From the horse’s mouth : Local views on horse tourism in rural areas. Active countryside tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK, January 24th 2013
- October 2012a Frumþörf fisksins er vatnið ... hvaða tækifæri eru í norðurljósunum? Hlutverk gagnrýnna rannsókna í ferðaþjónustu. Örráðstefna Rannsóknarmiðstöðvar ferðamála í hátíðarsal Háskóla Íslands 27. October 2012 [The primary need of fish is water. Icelandic tourism research center mini conference, the University of Iceland]
- October 2012b with Ólafiur B. Valgeirsson Vinir og vandamenn : Umfang og efnahagsleg áhrif VFR ferðamanna á Vopnafirði. Þjóðarspegill, rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XIII, Reykjavík, Háskóli Íslands 26. October 2012. [Friends and relatives: The extent and economic impact of VFR tourism in Vopnafjörður. Þjóðarspegill, social sciences XIII, Reykjavík: The University of Iceland].
- May 2012 Horse round-ups: Harvest festival and/or tourism magnet Équi-meeting Tourisme: Cheval, Tourisme et Loisirs, transformations, permances et ruptures. Ecole Nationale d’Equitation, Saumur, France 9.-11. May 2012
- April 2012 Menning og ferðaþjónusta. Erindi á Sagan og framtíðin - málþing um ferðamál í tilefni 20. ára afmælis Ferðafélags Skaftárhrepps, Kirkjubæjarklaustri 27. April 2012 [Culture and tourism. Presented at History and future – 20th anniversary symposium, Skaftárhreppur tourism association, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland]
- September 2011 Horse round-ups as a rural tourism product: Interviews with local stakeholders. 20th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finnland 22. September 2011
- June 2011 with Per Åke Nilsson, Dennis Holm and Sigurður Árnason: Back-movers and in-movers. A study of back migration flows into a small society over time. The seventh International congress of arctic social sciences ICASS VII, Akureyri, 22. June 2011.
- April 2011 Staðsetning háskóla – skiptir hún máli? Ráðstefna um íslenska þjóðfélagsfræði, Háskólasetur Vestfjarða Ísafirði, 8. April 2011 [The location of a university – does it matter? Conference on Icelandic social sciences, Westfjords University Centre]
- February 2011 The idea of Iceland; idyllic images in art and marketing with Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir, Practicing Nature based tourism/Without destination, Reykjavík Art Museum, February 5th 2011.
Graduate student supervision:
2013- Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, University of Iceland, Business administration. Co-supervisor. Submission of PhD thesis planned January 2017.
2016 Catherine Chambers Fisheries management and fisheries livelihoods in Iceland, PhD dissertantion University of Alaska Fairbanks, 115 pp. Co-supervisor.
2014 Guðrún Ólafía Brynleifsdóttir Leikið við ferðafólk. Upplifun á bakvið tjöldin. MA thesis 30 ECTS. Háskólinn á Hólum, Ferðamáladeild, 93 pp. [MA Thesis supervisor, Acting with tourists. Backstage experiences]
2014 Áskell Heiðar Ásgeirsson”Hamingjan er hér”. Samfélagsleg áhrif Bræðslunnar á Borgarfirði eystra.MA thesis 60 ECTS, Háskólinn á Hólum, Ferðamáladeild, 85 pp. [MA Thesis supervisor, „Happyness is here“. Social impacts of Bræðslan music festival in Borgarfjörður eystra].
2011 Arndís Árnadóttir Nútímaheimilið í mótun. Fagurbætur, funksjónalismi og norræn áhrif á íslenska hönnun 1900-1970. Hugvísindadeild Háskóla Íslands. 335 pp. [PhD supervisory committee The modern home forming. Aesthetics, functionalism and Nordic influence on Icelandic design 1900-1970. University of Iceland Faculty of Arts].
2011 Áslaug Sverrisdóttir Mótun hugmynda um íslenskt handverk 1850-1930. Hugvísindadeild Háskóla Íslands. 358 pp. [Opponent for PhD defence, The development of concepts of Icelandic crafts 1850-1930. University of Iceland Faculty of Arts].
2007 Alma Dís Kristinsdóttir. (2007) Góðar stundir: safnfræðsla og fjölskyldur, M.Ed Háskólinn á Akureyri, 234 pp., 42 ein. [M.Ed. Thesis supervisor, Good times: Museum education and families).
2005 Anna Vilborg Einarsdóttir (2005) Ferðalög til fortíðar. Sjávarbyggðir, arfleifð og nýsköpun í ferðaþjónustu 140 pp. [Opponent for Travel to the past: Fishing villages, heritage and innovation in tourism. M.Sc Faculty of geosciences University of Iceland].
2003 Ásthildur Björg Jónsdóttir. (2003) Listavefur krakka – Tölvu- og upplýsingatækni í myndlistarkennslu, M.Ed Kennaraháskóli Íslands, 129 pp. [M.Ed Opponent; The childrens´s art web, Iceland Institute of Education]
2000 Guðrún Hannele Henttinen. (2000) Textílmennt með augum textílkennara. 160 pp., MA verkefni, Félagsvísindadeild Háskóla Íslands [MA Thesis supervisor, Textiles through the eyes of textile teachers].
2014- Bachelor in Tourism management (180 ECTS), University College of Southeast Norway, courses taught:
6072 Introduction to tourism (7,5 ECTS taught in Norwegian), 6
095 Service management (7,5 ECTS taught in Norwegian),
6078 Bachelor thesis (15 ECTS)
Part of the tourism module in Nature qualities, tourism and guiding (10 ECTS, taught in English).
2010 CEN4005100 Crises of identities, environments and economics: Effects on Nordic tourism Nordic PhD Course in Tourism, in connection with the Nordic symposium in hospitality and tourism, Háskólinn á Hólum 21.-24.9.2010. Coordinator.
2008- Master of tourism studies, Hólar University College (120 ECTS). Responsible for curriculum development. Courses taught:
ROR4210120 Trends and Traditions in Tourism Studies (10 ECTS in English)
MÁL5110120 Seminar (10 ECTS in English)
AÐS4010120 Methodology workshop (10 ECTS in English)
VAV5010130 Chosen Topic (10 ECTS in English)
2007- Diploma in event management (60 ECTS). Responsible for curriculum development. Courses taught:
ÍÞV2306120 Sports Events (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
HOV2106120 Festivals and Events (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
LOV2009100 Final Project in Event Management (12 ECTS)
2007- Bachelor in tourism, Hólar University College, courses taught:
LAT1106 Local area tourism case study (6 ECTS in English)
FER1206120 Tourism (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
EIR2306120 Qualitative Methods (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
MEA1706090 Cultural heritage (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
MOA2206120 Souvenirs and Folk Art (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
RAN2706120 Research and Tourism (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
MÁÍ3606120 Seminar: Tourism in Icelandic society (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
MEF1206110 Culture and Tourism (6 ECTS in Icelandic)
BAR3112120 BA Dissertation course coordinator (12 ECTS)
1996-2007 Hólar University College, Department of rural tourism Diploma in tourism, BA in Tourism. Curriculum development and instruction in methods, cultural and heritage studies.
2001-2003 Iceland Academy of the Arts; curriculum development and instruction in a post-baccalaureate teacher education (60 ECTS)
1999-2001 Joint course Iceland Academy of the Arts / Faculty of social sciences, University of Iceland, curriculum development and instruction in a post-baccalaureate teacher education (60 ECTS)
1995-1999 Joint course The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts / Faculty of social sciences, University of Iceland, curriculum development and instruction in a post-baccalaureate teacher education (60 ECTS)
1989-1994 Teaching assistant, art education, University of British Columbia, Canada. Taught a studio based introductory art education course.
1985-1986 Sessional in crafts, Iceland institute of education, Reykjavík. Taught leatherwork methods and design.
1982-1983 Sessional in crafts, Iceland institute of education, Reykjavík. Taught leatherwork methods and design.
2016- Cultural heritage tourism a cross-disciplinary research project instigated, by a research team in response to a call for key research areas for the University College of South-east Norway.
2015- Social sustainability of tourism in Iceland, in collaboration with the Icelandic Tourism Research Institute.
Funding: Hólar University College and the Icelandic Tourism Board 5.000.000 ISK.
Dissemination: Research report, conference presentations international and national 2016, peer reviewed publication planned 2017.
2014- Sustainable tourism research group, led by Dr. Ingeborg Nordbø, Tourism studies, Department of Economics, Faculty of Sciences and Humanities, Telemark University College, Norway.
Funding: Telemark University College / University College of Southeast Norway
Dissemination: Conference presentation 2015, Two refereed publications planned 2017.
2012 Horses in protected areas in Iceland.
Funding application to Pálmi Jónsson nature conservation fund, 500.000 ISK
Dissemination: masters thesis Rebecca Schmudde
2011- Horse events with Dr. Katherine Daspher Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Center for Event Management, Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir Hólar University College, Kari Jæger, University of the Arctic, Thomas Heldt and Susanna Heldt Cassel Dalarna Universitet; studies at Landsmót íslenskra hestamanna and World Championships of the Icelandic Horse, participant observation at horse events.
Funding: Hólar University College, ERASMUS+
Dissemination: A conference presentation 2013, peer reviewed journal article 2016, planned presentations and publications in 2017 based on data collected summer 2017
2011-15 Riding Native Nordic Breeds with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir and Rhys Evans Högskulen for landbruk og bygdenæring, Jæren, Norge.
Dissemination: Presentations, handbook on horse tourism, conference proceedings.
2010 Inmovers and backmovers, a survey of migration patterns in small communities in the North Atlantic. Project leader Per Åke Nilsson.
Dissemination: Conference presentation, research report.
2009-2010 Contemporary art and visual culture in education. Project leader Helene Illeris.
Dissemination: Peer reviewed journal article
2010 Survey of the implementation and effects of the coastal fishing programme. Research group at Hólar University College and Westfjords University Centre led by Sigriður Ólafsdóttir.
Funding: The ministry of fisheries
Dissemination: Research report.
2004-2007 Cultural tourism in Northern Iceland. With Edward H. Huijbens and Kristín Sólveig Björnsdóttir.
Funding: Iceland tourism research center, Ferðamálaseturs Íslands.
Dissemination: Research report and presentations.
2004-2010 Images of the North, project leader Sumarliði Ísleifsson Images of the North.
Funding: The Icelandic Research Council
Dissemination: Peer reviewed article, conference presentations and –proceedings.
2001-2004 Project leader Quality in horse based tourism, Department of rural tourism, Hólar Universtity College.
Funding: The Icelandic Horse Center
Dissemination: with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, Rán Sturlaugsdóttir and Harpa Hlín Þórðardóttir in refereed and non-refereed publications and conference presentations.
2000-03 Project leader Iceland in Nordisk slöjd set I Europaeskt perspektiv
Dissemination: Peer reviewed publications and conference proceedings
1989-1997 PhD research Icelandic craft teachers’ curriculum identity as reflected in life histories. A study based on in-depth interviews with teachers about their professional life history.
Funding: University of British Columbia, Icelandic Research Fund, Icelandic Student Loan Fund.
Dissemination: Refeered and non-refereed journals, conferences, presentations to professional organisations, curriculum development.
1989-1990 A brief study of the life and work of Halldóra Bjarnadóttir with special attention to her contribution to the development of education and home crafts.
Funding: Hagþenkir, the academic authors union.
Dissemination: non-refereed journal of the crafts association, conference proceedings and presentations.
1987-1989 Master’s thesis research A survey of the attitudes of Icelandic Art and Craft teachers toward curriculum and practice in their subject area.
Funding: The Icelandic Student Loan Fund and the University of British Columbia
Dissemination: Thesis, non-refereed publications and presentations.
1986-1990 With Skúlína Kjartansdóttir. The development of tanning and leatherwork in Iceland, manuscript commissioned by the Þjóðsaga publishing house and Leatherwork commissioned by Námsgagnastofnun publishing house.
2016- SIU project Sustainable tourism: rural entrepreneurship and heritage. Educational cooperation between Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Norway led by Anne Gry Sturød and Tim Abedzasse USN.
2014- SIU project Rural tourism in Kyrgyszstan led by Ingeborg Nordbø.
2014-2015 Landscape and quality of living in Ulefoss led by Professor Mikkel B. Tin, USN.
2009-2010 Tourism policy development for Skagafjörður municipality, led by Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir.
2004-2005 Supervisor of Gengið til móts við Galdra-Loft, an outdoor play based on local folk-lore in Hólar, Iceland.
2001-2003 Author of curriculum and teaching materials for the E.U. funded Leondardo da Vinci Project Learning Community, chaired by Continuing Education North West Region, Skagafjörður, Iceland.
2001-2003 Project leader Quality in horse based tourism, a research and development project, Iceland
2002 Assessor of the contract for collaboration on culture between the Ministry of Education and the municipality of Akureyri.
2001-2002 Project leader in Iceland for Routes, an E.U. funded Leondardo da Vinci Project of self-directed learning in study groups involved in regional development of tourism and crafts.
2001-2002 Advisor to the committee for Culture, sports and youth in the making of cultural policy for Skagafjörður municipality.
2001-2002 Advisor to the National Museum on heritage policy for 2003-2008.
1998-2000 Project coordinator for Culture naturally, a joint project be The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and the municipalities of Blönduós, Dalabyggð and Seyðisfjörður. Funded by the Culture 2000 fund of Reykjavík Cultural Capital of Europe.
2015 Guest editor with G. Baldacchino and R.J. Mykletun, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 14(1-2).
2013- Editorial board member, FORMakademisk
2012- Associate editor, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
2011- Advisory board member, European Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
2010 Editorial board European Journal of Tourism Hospitality and Recreation
2010 Guest editor of a theme issue on Seaside festivals Event management, Vol. 14, No.4, 2010, with Anna Karlsdóttir and Philip Long.
1991-1992 Co-editor Educational Insights. A Journal by the Graduate Students in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (1)1.
2016 – steering committee Nordic research network within experience economy, established in Copenhagen June 2016.
2014 External advisor to the Evaluation commitee for academic promotions, University of Iceland, Reykjavík.
2013 External advisor to the Evaluation commitee for academic promotions, University of Iceland, Reykjavík.
2010- Member of the Graduate Studies standing committee, Hólar University College.
2008-2010 Appointed by rector to the Academic affairs committee, Hólar University College.
2007- 2008 Chair of the Evaluation committee for academic promotions, Hólar University College, Skagafjörður.
2002-2004 Ministry of Education representative on the Board for Vocational Training in the Green Sector
2001-2003 Chair of teacher education board, The Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík
2003 Advisor for the Evaluation committee for academic promotions, The University in Akureyri, Akureyri.
2003 External advisor to the Evaluation committee for academic promotions, The Iceland Institute of Education, Reykjavík.
1997 Chair of the steering committee for curriculum revision in the arts. Appointed by the Minister of Education.
2000-2003 Chair of the admissions committee for teacher education at the Iceland Institute of the Arts. Appointed by rector.
1999-2000 Project leader appointed by rector, curriculum and study plan design for teacher education at the Iceland Institute of the Arts. Skipuð af rektor.
1991-2000 Founding member and representing Iceland in Nordfo, Nordisk Forum för Forskning och Utvecklingsarbete inom formning, handarbete och slöjd, samt duodji/sameslöjd.
1984-1986 President of the Wood and metalwork teachers’ association of Iceland.
2015- Steering committee North Atlantic Forum 2017 Traditions and transformations for future sustainability of rural communities: Balancing Living Culture and Nature. To be held at University College of South-east Norway, campus Bø.
2015 Academic committee 24th Nordic symposium in hospitality and tourism, Reykjavík, Iceland, October 1st-3rd 2015.
2015 Steering committee North Atlantic Forum – Building Resilient Communities: Innovation, Culture and Governance in Place (www.pei2015.crrf.ca). Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. September 14-16th.
2014 Steering committee 8. Ráðstefnan um íslenska þjóðfélagið. [8th conference on Icelandic society] Hólar í Hjaltadal, May 14-15th
2013 Steering committee Rural Tourism: Challenges in Changing Times (www.naf2013.holar.is). Held in Hólar, Iceland in partnership with Rural Tourism Department of Holar University College, Iceland. June 2013.
2008 Academic committee: Journeys of Expression VII: Celebrating the Edges of the World: Celebrating the edges of the world: Tourism and festivals of the coast and sea. Reykjavík, February 2008.
2001 Undirbúningsnefnd norrænu ráðstefnunnar Slöjden - Idealen om ett bra liv ?, NordFo, Reykjavík 8.-13. November.[Steering committee Sloyd, the good life ideal? Nordic conference]
2001 Undirbúningsnefnd ráðstefnunnar Menningarlandið, Menntamálaráðuneytið, Byggðastofnun og Samband íslenskra sveitarfélaga, Seyðisfjörður 14.-15. May.[Steering committee, Culture country, , Regional Institute, Ministry of culture and education, Federation of Icelandic Municipalities]
1998 Undirbúningsnefnd alþjóðlegrar ráðstefnu Skólaþróun og listir í Háskólabíó, 4.-5. June.[Steering committee for the Educational reform and arts conference]
2010-2013 Chair of the Northwest region innovation and development fund, appointed by the minister of Industries and innovation.
2009-2013 Representing Iceland on the Regional Advisory Group Northern Periphery Programme, appointed by the minister of trades and industries.
2006- 2010 Chair of the Skagafjörður municipality standing committee for culture.
2006- 2010 Chair of the Northwest Iceland Culture Council.
2006-2009 Hólar University College representative on the board of Continuing Education North West Region, Skagafjörður.
2004 Founding group for the establishment of The Guðbrandur Þorláksson Institute, by Hólar University College, University of Iceland and the Hólar Bishop´s See. Appointed by rector
2003-2004 Founding group for the establishment of the Icelandic Textile Center, in Blönduós, appointed by rector.
2003-2005 Board member Sverrir Hermannsson museum of small things, Eyjafjarðarsveit, appointed by rector.
2000 Regional Institute representative to the Ministry of Education taskforce on culture in rural areas.
2016 with Katherine Daspher, “Dear International Guests and Friends of the Icelandic Horse”: Experience, Meaning and Belonging at a Niche Sporting Event. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 16(2) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1080/15022250.2015.1112303
2015a with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, The new equine economy of Iceland. In Evans, R. & Vial, C. (eds.). The new equine economy in the 21st century. EAAP Scientific publications 136. 225-236. The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. Doi: 10.3920/978-90—8686-824-7_19
2015b with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir. Riding high: quality and customer satisfaction in equestrian tourism in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 15,(1-2). Doi: 10.1080/15022250.2015.1015765.
2015c Horse round-ups: Harvest festival and/or tourism magnet. Cheval, tourisme et Mondialisation, Editions Spéciale Monde du tourisme, Paris. Parution
2015d Baldacchino, Godfrey; Helgadóttir, Guðrún; Mykletun, Reidar J.. Rural Tourism: Insights from the North Atlantic. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 2015 ; Volume 15.(1-2) s. 1-7
2015e Rhys Evans, Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir & Guðrún Helgadóttir. A Good Practice Guide to Equine Tourism – Developing Native Breed Equine Tourism in the Nordic Atlantic Region. Klepp, Norway: Høgskulen for landbruk og bygdeutvikling.
2010 with Anna Karlsdóttir & Philip Long. Celebrating the edges of the world: Tourism and festivals of the coast and sea. Event Management, (14), 257–260.
2008 with Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir Horse-based Tourism: Community, Quality and Disinterest in Economic Value Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 8 (2), 105-121. DOI: 10.1080/15022250802088149