Greenland to Scotland Kayak, Powered by Virgin, North Atlantic (2016)

A world first kayak expedition from Greenland to Scotland

In summer of 2016, Olly Hicks and I embarked upon a journey that took us from Greenland to Scotland in a sea kayak following in the Wake of the Finnmen.

We will covered 1,200 miles in 6 weeks, spending twelve nights out at sea paddling by the light of the midnight sun.

Our mission was to uncover the mystery of how an Innuit community came to be on a remote Scottish Island. Could the Inuit have really kayaked all the way from Greenland?

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”
— André Gide

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