The Impact of Airbnb Hosts on Arctic Local
Economies: Consumption Patterns,
Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Airbnb-værters effecter på de arktiske lokale økonomier:
Forbrug, iværksætteri og bæredygtighed
Birgit Leick
Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir
Vera Vilhjalmsdottir
Susanne Gretzinger
Karol Jan Borowiecki
Sara Beth Mitchell
Evgueni Vinogradov
Merete Kvamme Fabritius
Jie Zhang
Year published:

This project invesƟgates how Airbnb hosts contribute to the development of sustainable tourism in remote Arctic regions. The number of Airbnb hosts has been increasing in peripheries in the past decade, attracting tourists as an alternative source of income and providing opportunities for local entrepreneurship. Airbnb-based tourism can have both positive and negative impacts on the local economies. The main goal of the project is to apply an empirical, mixed-methods research approach to study Airbnb hosts and their contribution to sustainable destinaƟon development and community formaƟon in the local economies of the case-study regions of Northern Jutland (Denmark), North Iceland (Iceland), and Nordland (Norway), all of which represent typical Arctic and Nordic peripheral communities and economies.