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Around Jan Mayen – 22nd June 2016

We can’t ignore it anymore, today is the day to put Basecamp down and to say goodbye to Jan Mayen. At least, we have got good weather, which makes everything much simpler and more pleasant. Weather rules everything here!

And we still have got time to sail around Jan Mayen. The mighty Beerenberg is greeting us several times by showing its white crown through holes in the clouds, then we pass Weyprechtbreen and the other glaciers which are reaching the shore on the northern side. Quite impressive, as they come kreeping down the slopes of Beerenberg, wildly crevassed, frozen rivers of broken blocks of ice.

Gallery 1 – Around Jan Mayen – 22nd June 2016

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At the northern tip, we pass by the youngest part of Jan Mayen, which came into existance during a volcanic eruption in 1970. On the east coast, more glaciers reach the sea, and steep coastal cliffs allow rare views of the inside of a volcano. Then Eggøya is coming into view, and over the next couple of hours, Mid and Sør Jan are passing by, where we could make so many memorable experiences in recent days, the station, Kapp Wien …

Gallery 2 – Around Jan Mayen – 22nd June 2016

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Then we are back at sea. Three days sailing back to Iceland.

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