Bouvet Island, Antarctica
Bouvet Island is the most remote island in the world. It is an uninhabited Antarctic volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 2,525 km south-southwest of South Africa. It is a dependent territory of Norway and, lying north of 60°S latitude, is not subject to the Antarctic Treaty. The centre of the Island is an ice-filled crater of an inactive volcano, known as the Wilhelm II Plateau.
Bouvet island is mostly covered by glaciers, which block the south and east coasts. The centre of the Island is an ice-filled crater of an inactive volcano, known as the Wilhelm II Plateau. Because of the harsh climate and ice-bound terrain, vegetation is limited to lichens and mosses. Seals, seabirds and penguins are the only fauna.
Things to see and do
* Penguin Colonies
* Sea birds
Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 49 km²
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – nil
Port Location – Bouvet island has no ports or harbours, only offshore anchorages.
Transport Links – The easiest way to access the island is with a helicopter from a ship.