Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen - one of the most isolated islands in the world.

Norwegian territory and one of the most isolated islands in the world. The closest other land mass is Iceland some 600 kilometres away and Norway, almost 1000 kilometres to the east.

The volcano Beerenberg is the northernmost active volcano on earth and had its last eruption in 1985. It is also one of the highest mountains in Norway with its perfectly coned shape and a summit at 2277 metres above sea level. In the 16th century Ducth whalers operated out of Jan Mayen and today a Norwegian weather station holds a few souls all year round having mail dropped from a plane occasionally.

Tourists visiting Jan Mayen are extremely rare, specially being able to land on the shores.