While embarking on an arctic trip, travelers could have the opportunity to visit Norway's famed Festningen Geotope Protected Area, which is a cliff located at the edge of Gronfjorden's mouth to Isfjorden.
Festningen, which means fortress, got its name from Norwegian hunters because it looked like a natural fortress. Although the cliff may be a site to behold on its own, what travelers are really interested in when they visit the site are dinosaur footprints.
The Natural History Museum reveals that ornithopod dinosaur footprints were discovered in the area in 2002. This discovery came after similar markings were discovered in Svalbard in 1960, which were eventually lost due to sea erosion.
The site grew important for Norway officials to protect it, and the Norwegian Directorate of Nature Management and the Governor of Svalbad added the site to the list of protected areas in an effort to preserve the area's geological wonders.
The Norwegian Polar Institute reports that the tracks are from a dinosaur that was living between 125 million and 130 million years ago.