Professor of geography and tourism, University of Iceland
Rannveig Ólafsdóttir is a professor of geography and tourism at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. She finished a PhD in physical geography from the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis at Lund University, Sweden in 2001.
Between 2002-2007 she worked as a director of the University of Iceland’s Research Centre in Hornafjörður in South-eastern Iceland, but has since 2007 been at the Dept. of Geography and Tourism Studies. She was awarded to professor in 2014.
Dr. Ólafsdóttir has been an active researcher in geography and tourism studies and published over fifty dozen peer-reviewed papers in those fields. Her current research largely focuses on the interrelationship between tourism and environment, including tourism environmental impact, tourism spatio-temporal modelling, tourism and climate change, wilderness mapping, geotourism, land use management and public participation, and determining sustainability indicators for tourism management.