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The small island of Jan Mayen, one of the northernmost points in all of Europe, is deep in the heart of the Arctic Ocean. Born of fire and ice, this volcanic island is home to incredible landscapes and wildlife. In addition to the diverse nature, you will also encounter unique attractions like sulfur pits, lava caves, and boiling mud pools. If that's not enough to quench your appetite for adventure, then fear not - you will also have opportunities to zodiac around towering cliffs, trek across the silent landscapes as you search for polar bears, walruses, and seals; you might even catch a glimpse of the sneaky Arctic fox. Contact us to get started planning today!

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Highlights of Jan Mayen Island

Cut off from the rest of the world, this secluded island in Norway's Arctic region is accessible only by boat with special permission from the government. While approaching from a distance, you will feel its volcanic roots as you admire the towering Mt. Beerenberg, the 7,500-ft (2300m) active volcano that erupted as recently as 1985. Once you arrive, you'll have opportunities to enjoy activities like:
  • Visiting the weather station, where you can see how they monitor weather at the top of the world and do some important Arctic research.
  • Hiking to the remains of the 17th century whaling station at Kvalrossbukta.
  • Birdwatching! You will definitely see the trademark Atlantic puffins, among other Arctic land and seabirds, like the Northern fulmars and Kittiwakes.
  • Watching for whales, especially the Minke whale, which frequents this particular area.

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