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Holidays in Bouvet Island

Understanding Bouvet Island

This uninhabited volcanic island was discovered in 1739 by a French naval officer after whom the island was named No claim was made until 1825 when the British flag was raised In 1928, the UK waived its claim in favor of Norway, which had occupied the island the previous year In 1971, Bouvet Island and the adjacent territorial waters were designated a nature reserve Since 1977, Norway has run an automated meteorological station on the island

It's not too hard to get a lot of search-engine-hits for airports, hotels, rental cars, or even airport limousines at Bouvet Island, even though there've never been, and likely never will be, such things


It is a small 585 km^2 volcanic island that rises sharply from the ocean, with cliffs up to 500 metres high Almost all of the island is covered by a thick glacier The highest point is Olav Peak at 935 meters

Talking in Bouvet Island

The official languages of Botswana are English and Setswana

The language of business in Botswana is English and most people in urban areas speak it, although in the more rural areas many people do not speak English, particularly the older generations The primary indigenous tongue is Setswana, and is the first language of the overwhelming majority of the population It is not difficult to learn basic greetings and such, and using these in conversation will make people very happy

Setswana- Hello – Dumela Dumela Rra- pronounced borra- when addressing men, Dumela Mma- pronounced bomma- when addressing women

What to see in Bouvet Island

Okavango Delta

Buying stuff in Bouvet Island

There is no economic activity on Bouvet Island Any expedition to this place would need to be fully provisioned before you leave

Food and eating in Bouvet Island

Drinking in Bouvet Island

Accommodation in Bouvet Island

There are no accommodations on Bouvet Island The only permanent structure is an automated weather station

Working in Bouvet Island

With one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe in some areas up to 40%, official rate 17%, it will be unlikely you will find legitimate employment in the country unless you are working for a multi-national organisation

Cities in Bouvet Island

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