The ice-domed Kvitoya Island is a remote outpost located just 98 km (61 ml) from Victoria Island (Russian Arctic territory, part of Franz Joseph Land), which is closer than it is to the Svalbard archipelago (its Nordaustlandet Island located to the west).
- On the east side of Kvitoya Island is the rarely visited Kraemerpynten. Since there are polar bears in the region, it may not be possible to land, but tourists can look for wildlife via zodiacs. There are often herds of walrus in the surroundings.
- The island has a total area of 682 km2 (263 ml2) and highest elevation point 410 m (1350 ft). A 410 m (1345 ft) thick ice dome covers everything except for 3 small spits of polar desert. Andreeneset is one of these spits where the Salomon August Andrée's baloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897 came to a tragic end. The S A Andree's balloon was launched in 1897 and was airborne for 60 hours before it crashed.
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