Jun 21, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer
There is something mysterious and mystical about a foggy morning at sea. For a ship full of guests expecting to make land on an isolated island in the High Arctic ─a difficult feat even on clear days ─fog is a bit disheartening. Such was the case as we awoke this morning, sailing towards Jan Mayen, a group of volcanic islands belongs to Norway. You could say that Jan Mayen is the very definition of “out of the way,” or even “in the middle of nowhere.” A weather map of the islands could include the words foggy, misty, chance of rain, and heavy winds, and it would be accurate about 85% of the year. The fog this morning was merely testing our resolve, however. As we approached the islands, the fog lifted, and bright sun and blue sky appeared. As the curtain of mist rose, a wondrous sight met our eyes: beautiful Jan Mayen.
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