Jamesonbukta

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Jamesonbukta is a bay in the island of Jan Mayen. It is located east of Eggøya, on the southern side and central part of Jan Mayen. [1]

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Kapp Traill

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Eggøykalven

Eggøykalven is an islet south of the peninsula of Eggøya at the southern part of Jan Mayen. It is located just about 80 meters west of the point of Eggøyodden, and southeast of the bay Eggøybukta. The islet was earlier much higher, but has been significantly worn down by the ocean.

References

  1. Arctic Pilot: Sailing directions SvalbardJan Mayen. 7. Stavanger: The Norwegian Hydrographic Service and The Norwegian Polar Institute. 1988. p. 406. ISBN   82-90653-06-9.

Coordinates: 70°58′30″N8°21′14″W / 70.975°N 8.354°W / 70.975; -8.354