Jennifer Kingsley
July 1, 2015

(Post 2 of 3)

A thirteen month post on Jan Mayen with be the “grand finale” of Wiggo Johansen’s career. He is the station commander and a member of the Norwegian Air Force.

What does he like best on Jan Mayen? “The stillness. At home you have to drive in line and shop in line. I like the nature.” And what’s the worst? “In winter time when the weather is bad you are stuck inside watching TV.” Wiggo’s core team is 18 people (currently 5 women and 13 men): himself, a nurse, 5 in maintenance, 4 for the weather station, 4 for the satellite operations and 3 in the kitchen.

Meet the nurse in the next post.

Wiggo Johansen, Jan Mayen station commander, leans up against a whale bone