New Guinea by Canoe from Thor F. Jensen on Vimeo.

Adventurer Thor F. Jensen and local fisherman Job Siyae, will attempt the first ever recorded circumnavigation of New Guinea, in a traditional sailing canoe. Thor will learn to live and travel like the Melanesians have done for centuries, and share the entire experience live on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram




An epic voyage of 6500 kilometres and six months.

The adventure will launch in start of August 2016, in Milnebay, Papua New Guinea. The wind and currents will favor a counterclockwise route and bring the canoe round Indonesian West Papua, before crossing back to PNG, as the typhoon season sets in.

NG Map august rough2


Back to Basics – expedition style.

Inspired by the Melanesian canoe travellers, whom is believed to have sailed and traded trough the pacific for more than 4000 years. Thor and Job will complete the circumnavigation by using resources available locally. This way, they not only gain a deeper understanding of how life is lived in 21st. century New Guinea, but also demonstrating that you don’t need flashy garments and expensive gear to embark on an amazing adventure.


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Although Thor and Job will be living mainly of fish and roots, they’ll still need some cash to make it all the way around the island. If you want to support the adventure you can donate trough Paypal or watch one of Thors Films – Any contribution is of great value!