The easternmost island of Svalbard, Kvitoya, is a mythical island. It is here that in 1930, the remains of Salomon Auguste Andrée's expedition were discovered by mere chance. In 1897, Andrée and his two companions were to become the first in history to fly over the North Pole in an air balloon. However, destiny decided otherwise. Their balloon crashed after only three days of flight. The three men walked on the ice pack for two months before arriving on the island of Kvitoya where they perished shortly after. Thirty three years passed before the world finally discovered their fate through the journals and the camera found on this site.