Our Yacht. Our Team. Your Expedition.

Our Yacht, Our Team, Your Expedition

Our Yacht, Our Team, Your Expedition

Our Yacht, Our Team, Your Expedition

Nansen Polar Expeditions is an industry-leading provider of logistics and planning for custom polar adventures, from supporting film production crews to coordinating small-group expeditions or private luxury cruises.

With the combination of our expert knowledge of remote areas, over 30 years of operational experience amongst our team, and using MS Villa as our well-suited expedition platform, we execute world-class, tailor-made experiences for a wide range of clients.

BOOK YOUR EXPEDITION

 

for advertised expeditions with our experienced team

PRIVATE CHARTER

Charter the Entire Ship

for a tailor-made expedition
with our experienced team

SUB-CHARTER

Charter the Entire Ship

and her crew,
with or without guides

FILM AND SCIENCE

Charter the Entire Ship

to use as a platform for
film and science projects

ABOUT MS VILLA

MS Villa was built-to-order for the Norwegian Coastal Administration. Prior to February 2019, her mission was to service lighthouses and buoys along the rough Norwegian coast. Rugged yet luxurious, MS Villa is the perfect blend of a working vessel and expedition platform.

“The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation – at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places.”

– Fridtjof Nansen –

meet OUR EXPEDITION TEAM

Martin Enckell

Martin Enckell

Expedition Leader

Martin is an “expert advisor” for the BBC and has worked in the Arctic and Antarctica since 1999 as an Expedition Leader, dive-master, zodiac driver and private guide.

      

Audun Lie Dahl

Audun Lie Dahl

Expedition Leader

Since 2010 Audun has been arranging and leading tours around the world, and especially to colder regions like Svalbard, Antarctica and Arctic Norway.

         

Espen Lie Dahl

Espen Lie Dahl

Expedition Leader

An avid birder and renowned wildlife photographer. He has multiple international awards and a deep knowledge of the environment in these remote areas.

            

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