Jan Mayen Island

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Jan Mayen Island


Country Norway
Games Tomb Raider Underworld

Jan Mayen Island is a location Lara visits in Tomb Raider Underworld.

Jan Mayen Island is a 55 km (34 miles) long (southwest-northeast) and 373 km² (144 mi²) in area arctic volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean, partly covered by glaciers (an area of 114.2 km² around the Beerenberg). It has two parts: larger northeast Nord-Jan and smaller Sør-Jan, linked by an isthmus 2.5 km (1.6 mi) wide. It lies 600 km (about 400 mi) north of Iceland, 500 km (about 300 mi) east of central Greenland and 1,000 km (about 600 mi) west of the North Cape, Norway. The island is mountainous, the highest summit being the Beerenberg volcano in the north. The isthmus is the location of the two largest lakes of the island, Sørlaguna (South Lagoon), and Nordlaguna (North Lagoon). A third lake is called Ullerenglaguna (Ullereng Lagoon). Jan Mayen was formed by the Jan Mayen hotspot. It is part of the Kingdom of Norway.[1]

Tomb Raider Underworld

Lara travels to Jan Mayen Island to search for the Thor's Hammer.

Having found Thor's belt and gauntlets in part of the world less far from civilization, I feel confident that I will find Thor's hammer here undisturbed. Perhaps this site being so remote will also mean no undead guardians lurking within to complicate my search.
Lara's Journal Entry [2]





  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Mayen Retrieved on 23rd Dec 2008
  2. Lara's Journal Entry "JAN MAYEN EXPEDITION"