Didrick Ose and Petter Thorsen are co-owners of the inbound tour operator / DMC Adventure Travel Norway, a company that works with exclusive tour operators and travel planners around the world. We craft bespoke, luxurious, private and immersive arrangements for your clients in Norway. We offer all of Norway, but we focus our attention on the Fjords, the Lofoten islands/ Northern Norway and the Svalbard archipelago.
For many years we both served in the Norwegian Navy Special Forces. Since 2005 we have owned and operated our own adventure travel companies. Didrick has focused on customized high-end corporate arrangements and FITs. Whereas Petter has been organizing wilderness tours, delivering arctic training and guiding expeditions in Norway, Greenland, Svalbard and the North Pole.
We saw a growing need for complex, safe and curated travel planning for the world’s most affluent clients. Our Navy special operations background with its strong emphasis on risk management, attention to details and outdoor skills is invaluable for clientele that require the best of the best.
In 2018 we merged our businesses with the aim to become the most complete service provider for exclusive adventure travel in Norway.
Didrick grew up in Molde among fjords and mountains to enhance his outdoor skills and enjoy a vast varietyof challenges. After travelling the world for two years on a fishing boat, he joined the Norwegian equivalent of the Navy SEALS.
Seven years later he turned to adventure. First creating an adventure race for reality TV (71°Nord) that sends contestants the length of Norway on foot, skis, bikes, kayaks and more. In 2005 he founded his outfitting business DID Adventure. They excel in delighting clients with all kinds of adventure sports and guides which are custom-made trips and challenges.
Petter grew up in Sandefjord on the south coast of Norway. After serving for four years in the Norwegian Naval Special Forces he became educated in sports and biology and moved to Lofoten and Tromsø in northern Norway. Petter guided at Svalbard for several seasons before heading the Svalbard Polar Guide Training Program.
He is a former triathlete and two times Ironman Hawaii finisher. He has led several polar expeditions including across Greenland, Svalbard and to the North Pole. He is now living with his family just north of Trondheim in central Norway.