'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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Ice Bears and Islands

The concept has launched, after 6 years of dreaming of this trip it looks like it will happen in 2015. Welcome to Ice Bears and Islands – our Expedition around Svalbard Archipelago,  Arctic Norway. We will be a team of 4, comprising of myself Jaime Sharp (NZ/Canada), Tara Mulvany (NZ), Jeff Allen (UK) and PG Porsanger (Norway). The name of our expedition comes from the Literal translation of
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