'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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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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The Big Break and the Unintentional “Race for Nordaustlandet”

The day (or night, it was hard now to tell these days) was sunny and beautiful, the wind had been minimal as we had pushed north with our sea kayaks through the sea ice on the way to a bold and prominent cape jutting out into the arctic sea. I gazed down the open coast inside the sea ice that Sat just off shore along the shore we where about to reach, humbled and belittled by the grand and beautif
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Crossing the Strait

Here is a quick update on the first stage of our circumnavigation of Nordaustlandet. We have been busy pushing out some big days hence the lack of blog updates. More coming soon.. I promise! Spitsbergen to Nordaustlandet On the 21st of July we crossed back south over the 80th parallel and collected the remainder of our food which we had stashed while we relocated our food drop down Hinlopen Strait
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Nordaustlandet (Kingdom of the Ice Bear) in the Bag.

Sorry for the delay in our blog posts, the ice broke quickly and allowed us passage around the north of Nordaustlandet, the journey proved to be something more epic, surreal and mind blowing than any of us had imagined, it consumed our existence in every facet of emotions and physical states. Last night, August 9th 2015, at 10.55pm we returned to our food depot on Spitsburgen Island, completing ou
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