Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island is a small, uninhabited volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, midway between South Africa and Antarctica. It is a territory of Norway, and is the most remote island in the world. Its peak, called Olavtoppen, lies 780 m (2,559 ft) above sea level. The island has no port or harbour, and is extremely difficult to approach. It is icebound year-round. Visits are, of course, rare.

As it lies north of the line of 60°S latitude, it is not covered by the Antarctic Treaty. In 1979, a mysterious flash of light was recorded in the region, the cause never being discovered. It was named 'the Vela incident'.

Place (Norway)

Bouvet Island flag

Why you should go:

You really want to get away from it all.

Why you shouldn't:

You will be a long way from help.

Map of Bouvet Island