ABOUT US

BRIM EXPLORER

Brim means ‘breaking wave’ in Old Norse.

We provide wave breaking, silent and sustainable ocean excursions in Northern Norway on board the silent electric ship Brim Explorer.

Brim Explorer sails in complete silence and emission-free with batteries powered by clean local hydropower. By respecting nature, she allows us to get a little bit closer, and we use an underwater drone and hydrophone to capture wildlife both above and below the surface.

Brim Explorer is designed especially for sightseeing in Arctic waters. Three decks and two indoor salons offer panoramic views and comfortable seating for over 100 passengers. An onboard restaurant serves local dishes and drinks.

 

We’re a travel company with a passion for the ocean.

The epic, rugged and awe-inspiring Arctic coast deserves to be experienced from a silent, clean and comfortable ship.

We started our journey in 2017 with a clear vision to change the way we experience the ocean. With our wave-breaking technology, clean Nordic design and focus on sustainable travel, we want to bring you closer to the ocean.

With a great idea and dedicated partners, we set out to build a ship unlike any the world has seen. In March 2017, Agnes and Espen quit their jobs, teamed up with designer Einar Hareide, the small and daring Norwegian ship yard Maritime Partner, and a team of suppliers to build a unique platform for ocean exploration.

With support from the environmental organization Bellona, Brim Explorer has combined innovative climate technology and knowledge from the tourism industry to create a travel experience truly unique and sustainable.

 

Giving back 1%

Our passion for the ocean and the environment is the backbone of our operation. As well as providing sustainable travel, we aim to give 1% of our profits to ocean conservation efforts, starting 2019.

OUR CREW

Meet the crew behind Brim Explorer

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Agnes Arnadottir

Co-founder and CEO
Agnes grew up working in her family business, the first whale watching company in Iceland. Agnes has a strong passion for the environment. She has worked for several years in Bellona, an environmental organisation in Europe. Having lived by the sea all her life, Agnes loves sailing, diving and saunas.
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Espen Larsen-Hakkebo

Co-founder and CFO
Espen loves to make things work. His vision with Brim is to show that travel doesn’t have to have a negative impact on nature. Espen’s loves the small fishing villages off the coast of Norway. His favourite place is Veiholmen, where he also proposed to his wife in the middle of a winter storm. Espen finds inspiration from business leaders like Steinar J. Olsen, CEO and founder of Stormberg.
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Daniel Myhre

Head Engineer
Daniel Myhre was born in Northern Norway, and is our ship mechanic, drone master and crew on board Brim. He has worked with engines for over a decade and has also served in the Norwegian Marine as an engineer. He will make sure our electric engine functions seamlessly and is in charge of maintenance on board.
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Marika Andersen

Product Manager
Marika Andersen lives in Tromsø, and is a wholehearted outdoor enthusiast. When she’s not on board Brim she takes tourists hiking in the wilderness of Northern Norway. She is our product manager and makes sure that the quality of your experience is maintained at all levels.