The North Pole is considered one of the most inhospitable regions on Earth; its landscape appears almost otherworldly. Ice and cold kept humanity at bay from this place for a long time. However, simultaneously, this isolation and surrealism exerted a strong attraction on people. As early as the 16th century, sailors attempted to traverse the North Pole, hoping to find a new maritime route between the Atlantic and Pacific. In the 19th century, the North Pole was explored to prove scientific theories. However, not all expeditions returned. The USS Jeannette sank near the Bering Strait in 1881. Mysteriously, parts of the Jeannette’s wreckage were found three years later in Greenland, at the opposite end of the Arctic. This discovery inspired one of the most daring Arctic expeditions in history.