About NATA

NATA (North Atlantic Tourism Association) is an organisation that promotes and supports cooperation in tourism for the West Nordic countries: Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
We provide opportunities and grants for collaborations, joint ventures and cultural exchanges within the region.


NATA's vision

  • To promote the West Nordic countries as a tourist destination
  • To encourage coordinated marketing of the region
  • To offer grants and travel support for projects that express our vision
  • To help improve the quality of tourist services in the region
  • To build partnerships between the participating countries
  • To promote knowledge sharing, product development and innovation



NATA offers grants in two areas. They are:

  • Tourism development and marketing
  • Travel support for school groups, sports organisations and cultural exchanges

Find out more about our grants and how to apply.



NATA is also the main host of VESTNORDEN, the annual trade show for the tourism industry in the West Nordic countries. VESTNORDEN has been running since 1986; responsibility for holding the event rotates between the three countries. Find out more about VESTNORDEN, where it is taking place next and how you can take part.


NATA history

Established in 2006, NATA combines the previous organisations VNTB (West Nordic Tourist Board), SAMIK (a Greenland/Iceland tourist co-operation) and FITUR (an Iceland/Faroe islands co-operation).

Since 2011, NATA‘s administrative base has been in Tórshavn, on the Faroe Islands.

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