July 27, 2022 at 2:57 pm

The Most Remote Island on Earth

by Ashley Dreiling

Bouvet Island, Norway is completely desolate, and the only landmass is within roughly 2,000 kilometers, which is roughly the size of the entire European continent. The island itself is super small, only 49 square km in total area, with most of the land covered with a thick ice glacier, and surrounded by cliffs set atop an active volcano. The average year-round temperature hovers at -1 degrees Celsius.

Even getting to the island is extremely difficult, given the ice and steep cliffs. The island and surrounding waters are a protected nature preserve and the Norwegian government rarely, if ever, grants access.

But if you somehow, against all odds, found yourself on Bouvet Island, how would you survive? More importantly, how would you escape?

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