About Us

We believe in protecting and preserving the ocean by sharing its life, vulnerability and majesty

We provide ocean excursions without noise or pollution on board silent hybrid-electric ships

Breaking waves

Our vision

‘Brim’ is an Old Norse word that means ‘breaking wave’. And like a breaking wave that brings energy and change, Brim Explorer’s vision is to change the way we experience the ocean.

By creating experiences that bring us closer to the ocean, we hope to leave our guests with a stronger environmental understanding and engagement than when they arrived.

We provide ocean excursions without noise or pollution on board silent hybrid-electric ships because the epic, rugged and awe-inspiring Arctic coast deserves to be experienced from a silent, clean and comfortable ship.

Our voyage

Brim Explorer started from a passion for the ocean. While working in Arctic ocean tourism, Brim Explorer’s co-founders Agnes and Espen saw the challenges presented by polluting, noisy and poorly-designed ships that restricted guests’ experiences and harmed the environment.

With an idea and dedicated partners, they set out to build a ship unlike any the world has seen. In March 2018, Agnes and Espen teamed up with designer Einar Hareide, the shipyard Maritime Partner and a team of daring suppliers to build a unique platform for ocean experiences.

A year and a half later, with the first ship Brim and more to come, Brim Explorer is combining innovative climate technology and experience from the travel industry to create experiences that are truly unique and sustainable.

Say hello to our team

The Brim Explorer Crew

Daniel Myhre

Head engineer

Daniel has worked with engines for over a decade and has served in the Norwegian Navy as an engineer. He’ll make sure our electric engine functions seamlessly and is in charge of maintenance on board.

Agnes Arnadottir

Co-founder and CEO

Agnes grew up working in her family business, the first whale watching company in Iceland. She has a strong passion for the environment and 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.

Espen Larsen-Hakkebo

Co-founder and CFO

Espen’s vision is to show that travel doesn’t have to have a negative impact on nature. He loves to make things work, creating businesses that bring positive change, and visiting the small fishing villages off the coast of Norway. His favourite place is Veiholmen, where he proposed to his wife in the middle of a winter storm.

Ivar Hogganvik

CRO

Ivar is in charge of revenue and our Head of Sails (yes, that’s spelled right). He has thorough knowledge of the travel business, having run his own company before joining Brim Explorer. Ivar enjoys biking and proving that sustainable travel is good business.

Meet some of our

Partners

Hydro

Modern sustainable ship design and production + aluminium = perfect match. Hydro contributes recycleable aluminum to construct the light-weight and sustainable hulls of Brim Explorer's ships.

Enova

Installation of batteries is an important step for the shipping industry towards the low-emission society. Enova provides financial support for Brim Explorer's investment in batteries.

Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy is the world’s leading supplier of safe, innovative and reliable energy storage solutions for all segments in the maritime industry. Brim is fitted with batteries from Corvus Energy.

Blueye

The Blueye Pioneer underwater drone offers exceptional user experience and performance. Groundbreaking technology to get your eyes below the surface. Brim's guests will be able to enjoy unique views with the Blueye drone on board.