Albina Pashkevich is an Associate Professor in Tourism Studies, at Centre for Tourism and Leisure Research, at Dalarna University, Sweden. Her research interests include investigations concerning tourism development of Arctic territories, study of institutional settings allowing for the alternative development of local communities, including maritime and coastal tourism based in the cultural and natural heritage of these areas. Albina’s research areas combine a territory of several Arctic Russian regions (Arkhangelsk oblast, Nenets Autonomous Okrug), but also Svalbard (Norway), Northern Sweden, Greenland and Canada (Labrador). Albina is part of the research efforts within the Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic research under the program Responsible Development of the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges – Pathways to Action. She is a member of steering committee of the International Polar Tourism Research Network.