WONDER SEEKERS is the brand name for the SciTour Project.
The main goal of the project is to support and to expand the possibilities for small tourism operators inside the NPA programme region to increase their market reach. The project is also exploring new innovative ways of carrying science communication to people visiting new destinations.
The project involves five partners and twenty-six associate partners from Iceland, Scotland, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, Greenland and Norway. The project partners, the University of Lapland, the University of the Highlands and Islands, the University of Iceland and Greenland National Museum will collaborate on five different work packages geared towards accomplishing the main goals of the SCITOUR project.
We encourage small businesses and entrepreneurs to complete an application form via the 'For Businesses' section of the website. To do this, you will need to create an account. Submitting an application is quick and easy.
We anticipate that we will approve most applications that meet our core criteria:
- Grounded in scientific or cultural knowledge
- Offer opportunities for immersive learning
- Embrace the principles of eco-tourism and sustainability
However, please note that we reserve the right to reject applications and in busy periods, it may not always be possible to give feedback about why.
Yes. We are focusing on the cool north because we have to start somewhere! If you have a product elsewhere, we encourage you to get in touch with our Project Manager to discuss it.
Yes. Our Project Team can offer support to help you turn an idea into a new tourism product. We have access to tried and tested development frameworks and can also put you in touch with a peer support network. To discuss this, please contact our Project Manager.
No. The project is partially funded and we do not charge for our support to develop new ideas and reach new markets. All we ask is that you are fulfil some basic marketing requirements - such as displaying our logo - and respond to any requests from us in a timely and helpful manner.
We offer free support to develop new scientific tourism products and reach a wider market.