Svalbard: Alkhornet (Revisited)

Alkhornet is a 428m mountain towering close to the shore and rising sharply over green meadows with streams and moss and rocky terrain (these are old billion years old rocks). The mountain is home to over 10,000 Pairs of breeding seabirds and the guano washed down served like a fertile ground for the greenery with many Arctic wildflowers and herds of grazing reindeer (next post). It’s fantastic hiking terrain, although the moss is deep at times and you almost sink into it knee deep. The craggy shoreline has a lot of cliffs that offer great birdwatching.