In Residence in the Arctic

  • Holm, Dennis (PI)
  • Sigurdsson, Arnar (PI)
  • Højvik, Eli Grete (PI)
  • Bystrøm, Daniel (PI)
  • Bjørnson, Moa (PI)
  • Grødem, Anne Nivika (PI)

Project Details


For the last decades many communities in the Arctic have been struggling with a decline in population, mainly driven by urbanisation, a trend where an increased number of people are drawn to larger towns and cities. This trend is still very much alive, but now we also see an increasing interest in remote communities in the Arctic. An interest both when it comes to increased tourism and increased numbers of adventure seekers, and when it comes to people that want to move to small communities in the Arctic either permanently or for a period, seeking other values and a different lifestyle than in the big towns and cities.

The increased interest for the Arctic and communities in the Arctic is a real potential for small villages and towns in the Arctic when it comes to attracting new residence either on permanent basis or “in residence for a period”.

This project focuses on attracting new residences for a period, which also might result in new residents on a more permanent basis. The main aim of the project is to create a tool, a new digital platform or program where communities in the Arctic can invite people to become In Residence in the Arctic.

The project is funded by NORA.
Effective start/end date1/01/2030/06/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • Rural development
  • Digital nomads
  • In residence project
  • Arctic


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