'Landet av Isbjørn' literally meaning 'the land of the ice bear' is the name often used for the islands of Svalbard

In the heart of the Arctic Ocean, at 76-81 degrees North, the Svalbard Archipelago remains one of the worlds last great 'firsts'. Despite numerous attempts, no one has ever paddled around all four main islands. Now, after 6 years of dreaming and planning to complete this epic trip, we are setting off to do just that. This will be our adventure amongst ice bears and Islands.

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We have a great assembly of strong people to achieve this trip.
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Previous Attempts at Svalbard

Here is a short video detailing the tribulations the last team that tried this expedition had to go through. This trip is no joke.

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Svalbard Circumnavigation Expedition Nominated for “Expedition of the Year” 2016 by Canoe and Kayak Mag.

Vote HERE and help us win this prestigious adventure award The Canoe & Kayak Awards is a forum for the paddling community to recognize excellence in our sport. Winners are nominated by their peers and chosen by everyday paddlers. The Canoe & Kayak Awards celebrate all aspects of our sport, with a very simple bottom line: Which paddlers, expeditions, and causes most inspire our readers to s
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Article and Online Feature out in Canoe and Kayak Magazine USA

  We are stoked to have the first Feature Article out on our trip placed in Canoe and Kayak Magazine USA. Not only did present an amazing spread in there mag’ showing the photo’s and telling the story of our epic journey, they also put up an awesome interactive online photo essay to wet your appetite. Check it out here and then buy a copy of the magazine for the full story. Jaime
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Feb 6 – 24th Kayak Svalbard 2015 North American Talk Tour

Jaime is on a tour giving his mixed media talk about the Ice Bear and Islands team’s world first sea kayak circumnavigation of Svalbard Archipelago Norway.   2300km’s, 71 days, 3000 Polar Bears, 160km’s of unbroken Glacial cliffs.   “The talk that must be heard” ~ Jeff Allen UK   The name of the expedition, ‘Ice Bears and Islands’, refers to the many polar bears that roam in this
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