Svalbard: Alkhornet – Reindeer Galore

The lush meadows below the Alkhornet mountain are perhaps one of the best places in Svalbard to watch reindeer – there are dozens of them everywhere and they are totally unafraid and approach you pretty upclose and personal. The Svalbard reindeer subspecies is smaller their Northern American or Norwegian or Russian relatives. Uniquely, they have significantly shorter legs but a furrier coat versus other species. There were more then a couple dozen of reindeer roaming around, mostly male with spectacularly large antlers.