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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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Top 4 Luxury Cruises to Jan Mayen in the Arctic for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Expedition Along the East Coast of Greenland$1672016Aug 10, 2023Discover the east coast of Greenland on this 16-day expedition cruise onboard L’Austral, and venture into an extremely remote part of the world …
Greenland of Great Explorers$1665015Jun 28, 2023Explore the high Arctic on this 15-day expedition cruise aboard the L'Austral, following the footsteps of the great French explorers of the 19th …
Northern Lights Explorer$2189522Sep 1, 2023Embark on this spectacular 22-day Northern Lights Exploration aboard Greg Mortimer and encounter the dazzling light show of the Aurora Borealis, the …
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, …
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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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