This uninhabited volcanic island was found in 1739 by a French maritime official after whom the island was named. No case was made until 1825 when the British banner was raised. In 1928, the UK deferred its case for Norway, which had involved the island the earlier year. In 1971, Bouvet Island and the adjoining regional waters were assigned a nature hold. Since 1977, Norway has run a mechanized meteorological station on the island. It's not very difficult to get a ton of web search tool hits for air terminals, inns, rental vehicles, or even air terminal limousines at Bouvet Island, despite the fact that there have never been, and probably never will be such things.