ls -l Jan Mayen Jan Mayen is a little known norwegian-administered island, 600 km north of Iceland, east of Greenland.
It hosts the northernmost active volcano on earth, covered with a magnificent glacier.
It is uninhabited except for a rotating crew of 18 people, manning the LORAN and meteorological stations.

a Map of Jan Mayen
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The following pictures were taken in April 1997, during a french scientific survey of the Beerenberg volcano.
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to get an enlarged view
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the Beerenberg volcano
behind some ice pack.
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Beerenberg Summit view,
South ridge, alt.2270m.
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Beerenberg Summit view,
East ridge
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Beerenberg Summit view,
North ridge
(can you see the smoke?)
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Beerenberg Summit view,
North ridge
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Central island view
(easy downhill skiing)
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One danger
of climbing
to the top
(guess who fell in?)
All photographs by Michel Caplain, April 1997
These and many other color slides can be ordered here.


Other volcanic links to visit: icelandhq.com/icelandvolcano