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English literature

  • Dufferin, Frederick Hamilton (first edition 1856): Letters from high latitudes. Being some account of a voyage in 1856 in the schooner yacht ‘Foam’ to Iceland, Jan Mayen and Spitzbergen. – London. Various editions are available, easy to find on the internet.
  • Hacquebord, Louwrens (editor, various authors, 1998): Jan Mayen. Vulcanic Island in the North Atlantic Ocean – published as volume 13 (2/1998) of the ‘Circumpolar Journal’ by the Arctic Centre in Groningen/The Netherlands. 111 pages, ISSN 0925-2177. Various articles on different subjects, ranging from geology to history.

If you can read Norwegian, then the following titles are of interest:

  • Barr, Susan (2003): Jan Mayen. Norges utpost i vest. Øyas historie gjennom 1500 år. – Second edition, Oslo, 266 pages, ISBN 82-300-0029-8. Comprehensive book focussing mostly on the history. Norwegian.
  • Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Brekke, Bente; Alsos, Inger Greve; Hansen, John Richard (editors, 1997): Natur- Og Kulturmiljøet på Jan Mayen. Med en vurdering av verneverdier, kunnskapsbehov og forvaltning. – Norsk Polarinstitutt, Meddelelser Nr. 144 (1997), 127 pages. Inventory of the natural and historical heritage. Norwegian.
  • Skreslet, Stig (editor, 2004): Jan Mayen Island in Scientific Focus. Proceedings of the NATO ARW on Joint International Scientific Observation Facility on Jan Mayen Island, Oslo, Norway from 11 to 15 November 2003. Springer-Verlag New York Inc., New York, NY.
  • Lønø, Odd (1974): Norske fangstmenns overvintringer. Del II – Jan Mayen. – Norsk Polarinstitutt, Meddelelser Nr. 103, Oslo. The history of hunting and trapping. Norwegian.
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