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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