Bouvet Island


Volcanic hills of Bouvet

General Data 2018

Bouvet49 km²--Atlântico / AtlanticIan Saraiva

Bouvet Island is undoubtedly one of the most remote in the world. Under sub-Antarctic freezing temperatures, and winds so sinister they can even pull asphalt off the ground, this island is not exactly an ideal place for a survivor to survive.

Its name originates in Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, who discovered this island in 1739. It has an area of 49 km², and a maximum altitude of 780 m in the Olavtoppen peak. It is an uninhabited island, apart from occasional visits of scientific expeditions.

Bouvet de Lozier departed in search of a continent or lands near the south pole and was formed of two ships, the Marie and the Aigle. Initially confused with the Antarctic continent itself was called the Circumcision cable.