Norway improving infrastructure on Jan Mayen

The new road on Jan Mayen.

Norwegian military personnel during the summer has improved infrastructure on the remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen, where the Norwegian Armed Forces operate a LORAN-C network transmitter.


Personnel from Brigade Nord’s Engineer Battalion has spent the summer on Jan Mayen in the North Atlantic Ocean, supporting the Norwegian Cyber Defense Force in building a new road, the Armed Forces’ website reads.

The 377 km² large volcanic island of Jan Mayen is part of the Kingdom if Norway. Norway’s Armed Forces are responsible for maintaining a permanent presence and claiming sovereignty over the island. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has a station on Jan Mayen, which has a population of 18 during winter, and about the double during summer.

Jan Mayen is an important part of the LORAN-C radio navigation network in the Atlantic Ocean.