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I have always been fascinated by polar regions. Had the great pleasure to spend two months backpacking through Iceland and also visited Antarctica. Just ran into the website for Jan Mayen Island. From the home page:
Jan Mayen is a volcanic island of Norwegian dominion, located in the north Atlantic ocean, 950km west of Norway, 600 km north of Iceland. Current crew is a total of 18, running the Loran-C navigation station, the meteorological station and maintaining the infrastructure - buildings, roads, airstrip, power station and so on. The view of the island is dominated by the active volcano, Beerenberg (2277m), which had its last eruption in 1985.
They have a blog (the News link at the top right). It is in Norwegian but Google Translate does a decent job. I would love to visit there for a month or two -- looks beautiful!

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