TitleRecreation and Rural Development in Norway: Nature Versus Culture
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsHammer, RB
JournalScandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
Pagination176 - 186
Date Published2008
ISBN Number1502-2250

This paper explores the author's observations on the barriers, risks, and, to a greater extent, opportunities associated with natural amenityled or recreationled rural development in Norway, which others might term rural tourism. It seeks to establish an argument for a refocusing of rural amenityled development away from traditional highamenity areas and toward previously overlooked places, thus geographically and substantively broadening the potential for this type of development in Norway. This change in orientation seeks to avoid the tourismdependence that has emerged and is similar to older forms of naturalresource extraction dependence. Finally, the paper presents two cultural contradictions of cuisine that constitute barriers to the proposed broader geographical and cultural development of recreation and tourism in rural Norway.