Bouvetøya is a Norwegian island in the Southern Ocean. The island is located 2200 kilometers south of South Africa and 1600 kilometers from Gough Island. Bouvet Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world, and 93 percent of the island is covered by glaciers. Bouvet Island is the Norwegian claim area in the seethe of the polar regions we have the most knowledge about, and the Norwegian Polar Institute has regular expeditions there.

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  • Travel log from Bouvetøya

    After recovering from our initial shock of seeing large chunks of Nyrøysa gone since the last expedition in 2001-2002, we got going with the work we're actually here to do!

  • Weather, wind and activity on Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island)

    The area where the Norwegian Polar Institute’s field station was located on Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island) has been taken by a landslide, report NPI scientists currently working on the island. Read their report from the most remote island on Earth.

  • Norwegian activity in Antarctica at new highs

    Whaling at the end of the last century excepted, Norwegian activity in Antarctica has never been as high as today. Currently the Norwegian Polar Institute has people in five different parts of the continent. “The current high Norwegian presence in Antarctica is due to heavy scientific activity”, says Bjørn Fossli Johansen, head of Environmental Management and Mapping Department at the Norwegian Polar Institute.

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