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Visitor management in Nordic national parks

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Visitor management is a key tool in improving the recreational carrying capacity of the Nordic national parks, in light of the challenges presented by growing visitor numbers and new types of visitor behaviour. A more strategic and collaborative approach to visitor management can help protect and develop national parks and their local communities in both an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable way. This publication offers Nordic national park managers and national park authorities inspiration on how to improve their visitor management. It contains a collection of examples of what other national parks, within as well as outside of the Nordic countries, have done to improve their visitor management and suggests overall recommendations on how to create better visitor management within a Nordic framework. The publication is the result of a project supported by The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Terrestrial Ecosystem Group (TEG) and carried out in a partnership consisting of Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, Jotunheimen National Park in Norway and The Wadden Sea National Park in Denmark, with BARK Rådgivning as project manager.

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Quality standards

Quality standards can be used for communication purposes, as seen in the example from the Bavarian Forest National Park in Germany where a path certification project helps the park brand their existing range of paths for a clearer message of what kind of user experience each path offers. Quality standards can also be used for safety purposes, as seen in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland where ‘hard’ safety standards help secure diver safety.

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