- Fiann Paul, Carlo Facchino
- 1,435 mile(s)
- Norway ()
The greatest aggregate distance rowed on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters in one expedition is 1,435 miles (2,309 km; 1,247 nautical miles), by Fiann Paul (Iceland) and Carlo Facchino (USA), who rowed 600 miles (965 km; 521 nautical miles) from Tromsø to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, in 9 days 23 hr 26 min in a team of five between 20 and 30 July 2017, and 835 miles (1,344 km; 726 nautical miles) from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, via the edge of the Arctic ice pack, at 79 55' 500'' N, 10° 23' 20" E to Jan Mayen Island, Norway, in 13 days 17 hr 30 min in a team of six between 8 and 21 August 2017 on board Polar Row.
The definition of "Rows on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters" applies only to pure rowing expeditions across major water basins above the Polar Circle from land to land, excluding any use of sail, paddling on kayaks or canoes, as well as rows around islands, within archipelagos and coastal rows, i.e., within the vicinity of land and with the possibility to get ashore.