Arctic Sea Expedition is a company focusing in high Arctic expeditions, with local owners and office in the Norwegian town Tromsø, the gateway into the Arctic. With the Norwegian polar exploration traditions going back to people like Nansen, Amundsen, Sverdrup and the brave Norwegian overwinters around Svalbard in the old times, we are now developing our heritage and invite you to share with us unique experiences with like-minded travelers. The time has matured and with our local expertise, unique local network connections, with over 35 years operational experience in the high Arctic we are ready ready to invite you and show our hidden fjords and coves in the high Arctic

We like it small with high quality and local knowledge always focusing on delivering Arctic wilderness experiences you never will forget.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.





Mats Forsberg

Expedition Leader

Polar Expedition leader,  a naturalist, wildlife photographer and adventure traveller. First worked onboard the world famous Lindblad ‘Explorer’ in 1982 and has since worked throughout the seven seas and the Polar Regions, including Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago and numerous trips to Greenland, the Canadian and Russia, and several tours to Antarctica and now a life long relation to the Arctic. Settled down in Northern Norway in 1993 and have had Tromsø “The gateway to Arctic” as a base for the last 25 years. Beside his freelance photography since 1989, Mats has worked as location manager and key consultant for BBC, HTV and other international film/TV companies. He has now a position as manager in Arctic Sea Expedition AS.


Morten Willumsen 

Engineer, running his own entrepreneurial buisness during several years. Started his polar career as a seal hunter and continue working on Svalbard during many years in different positions.  Getting involved he is one of the owners in M/S Tromsø and now just finished his education with certificate to  become the captain onboard. He has a strong passion for the ocean and as keen sport fisherman he is providing fishing- trips into Halibut Kingdom with his boat M/Y “BIGFISHER II out from the harbour here in Tromsø.

Tor Arne Antonsen  

Educated siviløkonom (MScB) at Oslo school of economics  and with a wide background from  different companies. Tor Arne has wide experience from board positions in different industries. His services include business development, project finance, financial engineering and M&A-transactions.  Between 1997 until 2005  he held the position Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the TFDS Group (today part of Hurtigruten). Today he runs his own wholly owned investment- and consultancy company. 

Contact us

+47 913 24 347