Svalbard circumnavigation expedition websiteAlon Ohad and Tim Starr are attempting the first ever circumnavigation of the Svalbard archipelago : Spitsbergen, Nordaustlandet, EdgeĆøya and a number of smaller islands.

The expedition began June 17 at Longyearbyen - Spitsbergen Island - and the two sea kayakers will paddle clockwise to circumnavigate the archipelago.

The 24 hours daylight in June will allow the team to navigate 18 hours par day during the 1800 kilometers around Svalbard.

The tour is expected to take 10 weeks. The latest updates of the team are on the progress page of the expedition website.