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Department of Tourism & Northern Studies bente.heimtun@uit.no +4778450293 Alta ALTA B205

Heimtun, Bente


  • Heimtun, Bente; Haug, Bente. The development of the northern lights tourism network. Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights 2022; Volum 3 (1).s doi: 10.1016/j.annale.2021.100031.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Single women and holidaymaking. 2021 ISBN 9781742723570.s 220 - 228.s doi: https://doi.org/10.14264/817f87d.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Jacobsen, Jens Kristian Steen. Withstanding winter vulnerabilities: A way of life in a northern seaside community. Journal of Rural Studies 2020; Volum 79 (October). ISSN 0743-0167.s 197 - 204.s doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.08.038.
  • White, Paul; Morgan, Nigel; Pritchard, Annette; Heimtun, Bente. Framing the land of the Northern Lights. Annals of Tourism Research 2019; Volum 78. ISSN 0160-7383.s doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2019.06.006.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Holidays with aging parents: pleasures, duties and constraints. Annals of Tourism Research 2019; Volum 76. ISSN 0160-7383.s 129 - 139.s doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2019.03.014.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Spending the Holidays at Home: Midlife Single Women’s Experiences. Apple Academic Press 2017 ISBN 9781771884686.s 201 - 2018.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Lovelock, Brent. Communicating paradox: Uncertainty and the northern lights. Tourism Management 2017; Volum 61. ISSN 0261-5177.s 63 - 69.s doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.01.017.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Emotions and affects at work on Northern Lights tours. Hospitality & Society 2016; Volum 6 (3). ISSN 2042-7913.s 223 - 241.s doi: 10.1386/hosp.6.3.223_1.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Viken, Arvid. Nordlysturismen - en institusjonelt betinget utvikling?. Gyldendal Akademisk 2016 ISBN 978-82-05-46050-8.s 175 - 197.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Midlife single men and the solo holiday. Transaction Publishers 2015; Volum 7 (1) ISBN 978-1-4128-5676-8. ISSN 1947-6280.s 191 - 209.s doi: 10.4324/9781351301121-12.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Tourists’ Affective Perceptions of a Cold Destination: Feelings towards Northern Norway in the Winter. (fulltekst) Northern Review 2015; Volum 40. ISSN 0835-3433.s 9 - 33.
  • Tuulentie, Seija; Heimtun, Bente. New rural residents or working tourists? Place attachment of mobile tourism workers in Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 2014; Volum 14 (4). ISSN 1502-2250.s 367 - 384.s doi: 10.1080/15022250.2014.967998.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Abelsen, Birgit. Singles and solo travel: Gender and type of holiday. Tourism, Culture & Communication 2014; Volum 13 (3). ISSN 1098-304X.s 161 - 174.s doi: 10.3727/109830414X13911221027443.
  • Heimtun, Bente. The friend, the loner and the independent traveller: Midlife single women’s social identities when on holiday (available online 06.10.2011). Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 2012; Volum 19 (1). ISSN 0966-369X.s 83 - 101.s doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2011.617881.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Life in the bubble: the leisure experiences of female Swedish seasonal hospitality workers in Nordkapp, Norway. Hospitality & Society 2012; Volum 2 (2). ISSN 2042-7913.s 159 - 178 (20).s doi: 10.1386/hosp.2.2.159_1.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Morgan, Nigel. Proposing paradigm peace: Mixed methods in feminist tourism research. Tourist Studies 2012; Volum 12 (3). ISSN 1468-7976.s 287 - 304.s doi: 10.1177/1468797612461088.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Jacobsen, Jens Kristian Steen. Guidebooks as Destination Image Formation Agents: A Content Analysis of Highlights in Northern Norway. Fagbokforlaget 2012 ISBN 978-82-450-1410-5.s 271 - 287.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Jordan, Fiona. ‘Wish YOU Weren’t Here!’: Interpersonal Conflicts and the Touristic Experiences of Norwegian and British Women Travelling with Friends. Tourist Studies 2011; Volum 11 (3). ISSN 1468-7976.s 271 - 290.s doi: 10.1177/1468797611431504.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Abelsen, Birgit. The tourist experience and bonding (available online 22. august 2011). Current Issues in Tourism 2011. ISSN 1368-3500.s doi: 10.1080/13683500.2011.609275.
  • Heimtun, Bente. The group package tour and sociabilty: contesting meanings. Tourism Review International 2011; Volum 14 (1). ISSN 1544-2721.s 3 - 15.s doi: 10.3727/154427211X12954639814812.
  • Heimtun, Bente. The holiday meal: eating out alone and mobile emotional geographies. Leisure Studies 2010; Volum 29 (2). ISSN 0261-4367.s 175 - 192.s doi: 10.1080/02614360903261495.
  • Heimtun, Bente. From principles to practices in feminist tourism research: a call for greater use of the survey method and the solicited diary. Elsevier 2007.s 245 - 259.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Reis Og Ryk - Episode 2 – Nordlysturisme.. Podcast UiT Norges arktiske universitet https://soundcloud.com/search?q=reis%20og%20ryk 2019-11-05 - 2019.
  • Heimtun, Bente. The Holidays of Older Single Women. Pride and Prejudice: Que(e)rying Tourism Hope, CRITICAL TOURISM STUDIES VIII CONFERENCE 2019-06-24 - 2019-06-28 2019.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Lovelock, Brent. The complexities of northern lights tour guiding.. Presented at The 28th Nordic Symposium of Hospitality and Tourism Researchk. 2019-10-23 - 2019-10-25 2019.
  • Heimtun, Bente. The complexities of northern lights guiding practices.. The Aurora at home. [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] Nordlyset hjemme – Nordlysvitenskap og UiT i 100 år 2018-11-02 - 2018-11-04 2018.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Midlife single women’s holidays and filial duty.. Presented at The 27th Nordic Symposium of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Tourism Implications and Dilemmas 2018-08-24 - 2018-09-06 2018.
  • Maxwell, Kate; Løvhaug, Unni Pia; Aspaas, Per Pippin; Johnsen, Magnar Gullikstad; Heimtun, Bente; Nylund, Per helge. Nordlyset hjemme – Nordlysvitenskap og UiT i 100 år. Nordlyset hjemme – Nordlysvitenskap og UiT i 100 år 2018-11-02 - 2018-11-04 2018.
  • Heimtun, Bente; García-Rosell, Jose Carlos; Gelter, Hans. Cross-border cooperation - An analysis of challenges and obstacles for cross-border cooperation in the Visit Arctic Europe area. 2017.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Gelter, Hans; García-Rosell, Jose Carlos. Cross-border tourism: Challenges for cooperation in the Visit Arctic Europe area. 26th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research 2017-10-04 - 2017-10-06 2017.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Nordlysturisme: emosjonelt arbeid og markedsføring av et uforutsigbart produkt. Snow17 2017-05-10 - 2017-05-11 2017.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Nordlysturisme. Snow17 2017-05-10 - 2017-05-11 2017.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Filial duty and holidays: The experiences of midlife single women. CTS, Understand Tourism - Change Tourism, Understand Ourselves - Change Ourselves 2017-06-25 - 2017.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Constructivist grounded theory and feminist tourism research. Innovating Interdisciplinary Approaches and Methods in Arctic Research: An intensive doctoral workshop 2017-12-13 - 2017-12-16 2017.
  • NRK, P1; Plassen, Pål; Heimtun, Bente. Kunsten å reise alene.. 2016.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Nordlys – turisters følelser og guidens emosjonelle arbeid.. Klyngesamling 2016-03-16 - 2016-03-17 2016.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Picturing the northern light. Internal seminar 2016-03-18 - 2016-03-18 2016.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór. Picturing the Aurora: The role of photos for experiencing the northern lights.. Presented at 25th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research 2016-09-28 - 2016-09-30 2016.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Solo holidays to beach resorts and cities: Singles and eating out alone.. Making an impact: Creating constructive conversations, 2016-08-19 - 2016-08-22 2016.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Emotions and Affects at Work on Northern Lights Tours.. Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium. 2016-07-28 - 2016-08-29 2016.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Depathologizing the tourist syndrome. Mastersamling 2015-01-13 - 2015-01-13 2015.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Nordlysets attraksjonskraft. Forskning om nordlysturisme – opplevelser, promotering og medieeksponering. Arena Lønnsomme Vinteropplevelser, klyngesamling 2015-09-22 - 2015-09-23 2015.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Morgan, Nigel; Lund, Katrin Anna; Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór; Tuulentie, Seija. Wonders of Nature. Department of Tourism Seminar 2015-03-04 - 2015.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Lovelock, Brent; Morgan, Nigel. Communicating Paradox. Winter meeting 2015-05-19 - 2015-05-19 2015.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Lovelock, Brent; Morgan, Nigel. Communicating Paradox: Uncertainty and the Northern Lights. Responsible Tourism? 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research 2015-10-01 - 2015-10-03 2015.
  • Nigel, Morgan; Heimtun, Bente; Annette, Pritchard. Imagining the Land of the Northern Lights. 10 years CTS: Reflections on the road less travelled and the journey ahead, 2015-06-26 - 2015-06-30 2015.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Spending the holidays at home: Midlife single women’s experiences. 10 years CTS: Reflections on the road less travelled and the journey ahead 2015-06-26 - 2015-06-30 2015.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór; Tuulentie, Seija. Northern lights tourism in Iceland, Norway and Finland. 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente. The tourist syndrome 2014. Lecture 2014-01-29 - 2014-01-29 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Nordlysturismen – med ferskt forskerblikk. Forskningsseminar Alta 2014-04-23 - 2014-04-23 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Morgan, Nigel; Pritchard, Annette. Masculinity and Adventure in Tourism Language: Hunting the Northern Lights. Tourism seminar 2014-04-03 - 2014-04-03 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Morgan, Nigel; Pritchard, Annette. Imagining the Land of the Northern Lights. Tourism seminar 2014-10-30 - 2014-10-30 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Morgan, Nigel; Pritchard, Annette. Hunting the Northern Lights: The gendered language of tourism. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology 2014-07-13 - 2014-07-19 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór; Kivelä, Tiina; Lund, Katrin Anna; Morgan, Nigel; Tuulentie, Seija. Navigating the storm: embodiments, experiences and reflections of northern lights fieldwork. The Values of Tourism, the 23rd Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research Symposium 2014-10-02 - 2014-10-04 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Tourists’ perceptions of a winter destination: Emotional responses to Northern Norway.. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology 2014-07-13 - 2014-07-19 2014.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Depathologizing the tourist syndrome: Tourism as social capital production. Masterstudiet UiS 2013-01-17 - 2013.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Performing male singlehood on solo holiday. V CTS Conference: 2013-06-25 - 2013.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Book review: Leisure, women and gender. Annals of Leisure Research 2013. ISSN 1174-5398.s doi: 10.1080/11745398.2013.859991.
  • Heimtun, Bente. The tourist syndrome. Tourism Theory 2012 2012-01-17 - 2012.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Gendered landscapes. Tourism Destination Development, PhD seminar 2012-08-28 - 2012-08-30 2012.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Tuulentie, Seija. New rural residents or working tourists? Place attachment of mobile tourism workers in Finnish Lapland and in North Norway. Developing Tourism – Sustaining regions 2012-11-08 - 2012-11-11 2012.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Abelsen, Birgit. Singles and solo travel: Gender, age, class and type of holiday. Paper presented at the conference GenTour, Gender in tourism. Gender in Tourism 2012-03-01 - 2012-03-02 2012.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Jacobsen, Jens Kristian Steen. Guidebooks as destination image agents. Fourth Destination Branding & Marketing Conference 2012-12-05 - 2012-12-07 2012.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Rica som sesongarbeidsplass: en studie av motivasjon, arbeidsmiljø og livet utenom jobben på Nordkapp. 2011 ISBN 978-82-7938-166-2.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Tourism and identity constructions: Midlife single women’s social identities on holiday. Paradigms in Tourism Research (PhD seminar) 2011-11-16 - 2011-11-17 2011.
  • Heimtun, Bente. In the bubble: The lives of mobile, seasonal tourism employees. Critical Tourism Studies IV, Tourism Futures: Enhancing Creative & Critical Action 2011-07-02 - 2011-07-05 2011.
  • Haug, Bente; Heimtun, Bente. The Enactment of the North Cape Hall. Advancing the Social Scienc of Tourism 2011-06-27 - 2011-07-01 2011.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Mixed methods research ? an approach in feminist tourism studies. 18th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research 2009-10-22 - 2009-10-25 2009.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Intersecting social identities: Midlife single women?s holiday experiences. 3rd International Critical Tourism Studies (CTS) Conference 2009-06-21 - 2009-06-24 2009.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Mobile identities of gender and tourism : the value of social capital. 2007.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Is the "tourist syndrome" only a substitute? : a response to an interview with Zygmunt Bauman founded on the importance of bonding social capital in the holidays of Norwegian midlife single women. 2nd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference 2007-06-20 - 2007-06-23 2007.
  • Heimtun, Bente. Doing tourism research from a feminist perspective : the application of feminist research principles in the selection of research technique in a study on gender, singlehood and holidaymaking. Embodying Tourism Research: Advancing Critical Approaches : international conference on critical tourism studies 2005-06-30 - 2005-07-03 2005.
  • Abelsen, Birgit; Heimtun, Bente; Haug, Bente. Arktisk Meny - mer enn et godt måltid. 2002 (2) ISBN 8275711010.
  • Heimtun, Bente; Abelsen, Birgit. Til Nord-Norge med charterfly og rutefly. En analyse av produktpakker på det tyske og spanske markedet. 2000 (2) ISBN 82-7571-085-5.
  • Abelsen, Birgit; Heimtun, Bente. Turisme og smak. 8. nordiske forskersymposium i turisme. 2000.
  • Gaski, Margrete; Abelsen, Birgit; Heimtun, Bente. Med charterfly til Nord-Norge. 1998 (5) ISBN 82-7571-079-0.
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    Research interests

    I have versatile research interests and past publications have included northern lights tourism, tourism seasonal work, destination image, environment-based tourism and tourist experience in light of gender, life course and marital status.