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| Billefjorden, Norway
+47 954 78 500
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Russian Settlement in a Bygone age

This was a very strange , but interesting place to visit, Armed guards patrolled around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Surreal boat trip. Highlight of longyearbyen visit with rare spotting of polar bear.

We went to Pyramiden by the boat Ms Langoysund of Henningsen transport on 16th may 2017. Its a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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| Billefjorden, Norway
+47 954 78 500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very strange , but interesting place to visit, Armed guards patrolled around the perimeter of the town to ward off any Polar Bears, which are present in the area, The buildings had a desolate feel about them,where everything has been left as...More

Thank funtome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Pyramiden by the boat Ms Langoysund of Henningsen transport on 16th may 2017. Its a guided tour by a english speaking guide. pick up from hotel is around 8.30am and its end around 6pm. Warm lunch is served on board. The boat...More

1  Thank somam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Polar Explorer catamaran to Pyramiden so we had just about 2 hours there. I loved this place. We were allowed into 2 of the abandon buildings - the old canteen and the cultural hall before you end up in the functioning...More

Thank marekmaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Former setlement for Russian coal miners built for about 400-600 people with it is school, kindergarden, swimming pool, cinema, etc. With colapse of the Soviet union colapsed the city. Now is everyrhing destroyed. Now there are about 10-20 people serving mostly as guides for tourists....More

Thank maraquan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing abandoned Russian mining town features a range of frankly ugly buildings set against a magnificent backdrop of icy mountains, but inside the communal buildings such as the cultural centre and the refectory, you can see the relative luxury the miners and their families...More

Thank pollyk115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pyramiden is an abandoned soviet small mining town. Until the 1990s around a 1000 people lived here using communal dining rooms, living in accommodation blocks allocated according to whether you were male or female, single or married. There are now 8 people living there, gradually...More

Thank markr2306
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Apparently it's been an unusual year in Svalbard for weather. Trips were successfully reaching Pyramiden in March, but not in April. We probably reached to about two miles from the town so we could see the buildings, but that was as far as we got....More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fjord-cruise to Pyramiden – A few operators offer this itinerary, which combines a fairly long journey up Isfjord and into Billefjord to the (almost) abandoned town of Pyramiden, with a stop at the Nordenskiöld glacier. We went with Henningsen Transport & Guiding on the MS...More

2  Thank oliverd
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I had a boat tour to Pyramiden with Henningsen Transport and Guiding. I found it more interesting than Barentsburg due to the overall landscape , view to Esmark glacier and the history behind it.

1  Thank georgiana13
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very special place with a special vibe. The visit is very interesting. Some places would need some maintenance in order for this town to continue to survive. Sasha, who welcome us, was very sympathic. The section with the stalline statue is quite impressive. It would...More

Thank Ihajoa
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7 April 2016|
Response from Stevedba | Reviewed this property |
Call Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen and they can book. Highly recommend staying there. - awesome place!