Jan Mayen is an Arctic Island, located northeast of Iceland in the Norwegian Sea. The entire northeastern end of the island is Beerenberg, a huge volcanic cone, thirty miles in circumference. Fifteen glaciers flow from the summit to the sea, creating a giant white mass of mountain and ice. The mountain is frequently veiled by fog, but occasionally it mysteriously and suddenly appears to seafaring passersby. Severe weather is Beerenberg's worst hazard. Otherwise it is a moderately easy glacier climb.

Elevation (feet): 7,470
Elevation (meters): 2,277
Continent: Europe
Country: Jan Mayen
Range/Region: Jan Mayen
Latitude: 71.0833
Longitude: -8.16667
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Volcanic status: Active
Year first climbed: 1921
First successful climber(s): J.M. Wordie's party

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 6 trip reports for Beerenberg.

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  • Log #14906 - by Dag Kvammen on Aug 15, 2002
    Nice weather, beautiful view. Quite tough walk for 16 hours, I hope I will manage to say no, the next time...;-)
  • Log #14907 - by Dag Kvammen on May 27, 2000
    A magnificent experience, nice weather and beautiful view.
  • Log #14908 - by Terje Fadnes on Nov 24, 1999
    If you want information, please call me at my work in Oslo at FTD 23 09 24 17. Best regards Terje Fadnes
  • Log #14909 - by Roland Prinsen on Apr 10, 1999
    Climbed as a tribute to the 17 th century Dutch whalers by the Dutch Historical Expeditions Foundation Because of the fine weather, sun and no wind are very rare on Jan Mayen, we decided to...
  • Log #14910 - by Vidar Teigen on Jan 25, 1999
  • Log #14911 - by Johan Hustadnes on Jan 11, 1999