Alger eiland, Franz Josef land / Rusland
The Franz-Joseph-Land, a island chain, belonging to Russia in the north Arctic Sea, north of the great double-island Nowaja Semja. The mostly ice-covered and uninhabited archipelago was discovered in august 1873 by the Austrian-Hungarian north pole-expedition of Payer/Weyprecht and was named after emperor Franz-Joseph. In 1886 and 1895, the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen continued the exploration. In 1926, the land was under Soviet sovereignty.. The access is ice free only for a few weeks in summer (and not every year) and requires a special approval.