We introduce the current tourism situation in Greenland in a context of broader development patterns and currents in Arctic tourism. Based on interviews, workshops and policy analysis, we point to three pressing conversations in Greenlandic tourism: governance, tourism data and capacity. Drawing on the concepts of ‘islandness’ and (dis)connectivity, we suggest that Greenland is not one, but several, only partially connected destinations. We end up arguing for a greater need for sensitivity and tailoring in tourism policy making and for future initiatives to take geographical and ‘situational’ differences into account.

Ren, C., Jóhannesson, G. T., Ásgeirsson, M. H., Woodall, S., & Reigner, N. (2024). Rethinking connectivity in Arctic tourism development. Annals of Tourism Research, 105, Article 103705. 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2023.103705