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Kvitoya - Norway
Map Kvitoya - Svalbard


Kvitøya is completely covered with ice (White Island) excepted two small rock points.

It is in Kvitøya where disappeared, the three members of expedition to the North Pole in balloon of Andrée, in 1897.

Due to excessive icing, their balloon crashed after only three days, on the ice in North of Svalbard. Andrée, Fraenkel and Strindberg spent nearly three months on the pack ice to finally reach Kvitøya and set up camp but died there.

The location of their camp was found by chance by a fishing vessel
in 1930, some 33 years after the expedition was declared missing.

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