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From: MS Nordstjernen cruise review


DAY 2 - Bockfjord

During the night, the Nordstjernen cruised around the Prins Karls Forland of Spitsbergen to the Arctic Ocean. We spent the morning of our cruise's second day in the Bockfjord, an inlet with red-tinted mountains on the eastern side. The official cruise log explains the pigmentation, which is hard to discern in this photo:

"The red colour comes from when Svalbard was situated south of the equator 350-400 million years ago. Then the climate was warmer and the iron-rich sands oxidized."

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