Greenland to Scotland by Kayak

A world first kayak expedition from Greenland to Scotland

With IGO Adventures

With British Exploring Society


Olly Hicks


North Atlantic Ocean



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

Expedition Partners