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Norway's 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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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland$1139518Aug 9, 2024Explore four incredible regions of the Arctic on this 18-day cruise aboard Ocean Adventurer. Discover the world’s largest fjord system, see the …
Arctic Ocean - Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice Edge, Spitsbergen, Birding$320012May 29, 2025Embark on an incredible 12-day Arctic Ocean cruise aboard MV Hondius across the North Sea, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the beauty of …
Northern Lights Explorer$1919519Sep 8, 2024Join Greg Mortimer on this 19-day Northern Lights adventure from Kirkenes to Reykjavik. Sail through the Norwegian Coast, Jan Mayen, East Greenland, …
Arctic Ocean - Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice Edge, Spitsbergen, Birding$290010May 25, 2025Join this exciting 10-day Arctic Ocean cruise aboard MV Plancius. Departing from Aberdeen, marvel at orcas off Girdle Ness before immersing in Fair …
Arctic Ocean - Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice edge, Spitsbergen, Birding$320012May 23, 2025Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius from Vlissingen to explore the East Greenland ice edge, north of Spitsbergen, in search …
Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen$1149514Apr 29, 2025Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise from Aberdeen to Helsinki on the Ultramarine. Explore Fair Isle, the Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen, and Spitsbergen, …
Ultimate Arctic Voyage: From Svalbard to Jan Mayen to Iceland$1079513Jul 7, 2025Embark on a 13-day expedition cruise from Helsinki to Reykjavik aboard the Ultramarine, visiting Spitsbergen and Jan Mayen. Encounter diverse …
Arctic Islands & Fjords$2267515Jul 27, 2024Join this 15-day Arctic discovery cruise aboard the SH Vega and venture into the northernmost regions of the world, encompassing Iceland, East …
Arctic Island Hopping$2267515Jun 23, 2024Join Arctic Discovery cruise, setting sail from Reykjavík to Svalbard aboard SH Vega. Encounter unique cultures, wildlife havens, and stunning …
Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Svalbard$679513May 27, 2025Sea Spirit hosts this 13-day Arctic cruise from Edinburgh to Longyearbyen. Long days and short nights give you ample opportunity to experience this …
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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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