Arctic River Co Team

Arctic River Co. was created by entrepreneurial fishermen with background in different industries that share a common passion - fishing in wild and untouched tundra areas. Thomas and Mikey have fished for different fish species all around the world for decades and always come back to the Nordic tundra to seek inspiration, freedom and silence. Mats on the other hand got to know the arctic through his work as an entrepreneur and wilderness guide and is running ground operations.


Thomas Tallskog – Head of Arctic River Co. 

Thomas Tallskog and big salmon

Thomas is a hard-core fly fisher since 15 years back and has been fishing all over the world for salmonids – in places from Chile to Greenland. “Fly fishing has always been the perfect way to balance a long career in IT.  My passion has taken me to new and unexpected places, where I have found inspiration and happiness. Arctic destinations are my favorites – and Northern Lapland in Sweden is on top of that list and that’s the reason why we founded Arctic River Company” 


Mikael “Mikey” Sarelin – Head Guide

Mikey Sarelin and giant arctic char

Mikey works as a professional fishing guide and is a true all-around fisherman with extensive experience in all types of angling ranging from tropical fishing to endurance fishing in the arctic. Mikey runs his own fishing guide business in Southern Finland and has been working as a tour guide for GetAway Tours in Greenland, Panama, Nicaragua etc. “Fishing is so close to my heart that I decided to quit my job in academics and focus fully on my dream – to work as a fishing guide and do what I love every day. My secret get away is to go for longer periods in hidden arctic places and hike to unseen fishing spots that hold trophy fish”


Mats Grankulla – Head of On-Site Operations, Kiruna

Mats Grankulla

Mats runs his own tourism experience company in Kiruna nameSkyArk, that offers guided tours, accommodation and a broad variety of different operations. Mats skills in how to handle the operations in the harsh climate up north is unbeatable and he knows his way in Kiruna’s wilderness and mountains. Mats spends most of his year outside in the nature and fishing is one of his great passions. “It is impossible to spend time up in the Kiruna region without falling in love with it and that was where I found the inspiration to move here. Being here and delivering exclusive and breath-taking experiences for our guests brings me joy that is indescribable”