WONDER SEEKERS is the new transnational brand for SCITOUR (Scientific Tourism). It is a development project aiming at creating a new technology-based tourism concept combining science and tourism. The project involves five partners and twenty-six associate partners from Iceland, Scotland, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, Greenland and Norway. The project partners are the University of Lapland, the University of the Highlands and Islands, the University of Iceland and Greenland National Museum. You can find out more in the What is WONDER SEEKERS section of our website.
Science tourism is an exciting fusion of science, travel and hands-on learning. It's about providing factual, evidence-based information in an interesting and accessible way so that when you travel, you can really appreciate what you are seeing and experiencing. In science tourism, you can experience your destination as your laboratory, library, museum, theatre, field site or observatory for unique, immersive learning.
Science tourism offers a wide range of experiences in different locations. What they all have in common is a commitment to sharing factual information and knowledge in an interesting and accessible way. Our experiences include wild camping in Scotland, ice diving in Greenland, whale watching in Norway, raptor identification in the Cairngorms and kayaking with puffins in Iceland. As you can see, there is plenty to choose from and we are adding more all the time.
No. Our focus is on information and knowledge, shared with passion. All of our experiences are underpinned by scientific or cultural learning, but you will not need to love the periodic table to appreciate and enjoy learning about how climate change is affecting the Ilulissat ice fjord, how to identify the whales in the Hebrides or how the skies shaped the culture of the Shetland Isles. WONDER SEEKERS brings science to life.
Yes. We want to inspire awe and wonder in our natural world and science tourism can bring science alive for children. Many of our experiences are suitable for children but some are designed only for adults. You can find out more in each experience listing. If in doubt, please ask the provider. Remember, we are adding more listings all the time.
Yes. We launched our website in December 2021 and are starting small but we have lots of new experiences in the pipeline. If you can't see what you are looking for, please check back regularly. You can also sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch.
No. WONDER SEEKERS is a collaborative marketing initiative that aims to provide a central place to find out about experiences in science tourism. We simply signpost to providers that meet our criteria for scientific tourism. When you book, you book directly with the provider and your contract is with them. You are therefore advised to take reasonable steps to research providers before booking/entering into any contract.
WONDER SEEKERS is simply a marketing initiative that brings scientific tourism experiences under one umbrella. When you book, you book directly with the provider and your contract is with them. Each provider will have a different policy regarding COVID and you are advised to check this at the time of booking.