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Pyramiden

| Billefjorden, Norway
+47 954 78 500
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A place like no other

Wildlife roaming around the streets, abandoned buildings & structures, coal mining equipment, lack... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aloysius L
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Bergen, Norway
Fascinating!

This "attraction" is very interesting if you come prepared. If you know nothing about the place... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Doug_from_Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois
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| Billefjorden, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wildlife roaming around the streets, abandoned buildings & structures, coal mining equipment, lack of mobile reception as well as a possibility of being within a 100m of wild polar bears (Don't worry, its very safe). Pyramiden is a treat for those who wish to experience...More

Thank Aloysius L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This "attraction" is very interesting if you come prepared. If you know nothing about the place, then it is a longish daytrip to a weird abandoned city. If you read about the place ahead of time and are interested in Russian history or abandoned architecture...More

Thank Doug_from_Chicago
Reviewed 11 September 2017

An incredible place - if you like your cold war / Soviet kitsch ! Each of the daytrip boats gets a two hour slot - which sounds like a reasonable amount of time, but it's a big site. You only get about 10 minutes in...More

Thank fartoomanyusers
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A tour of this ghost town is amazing and it immediately transports you back in time in the 90's era and as you walk through the streets, residential buildings, cultural & sports centre, the auditorium, the cafeteria hall for miners & their families, the kids...More

Thank Ruben D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This must be seen, at least once in a lifetime! Not just because it is unlikely that you'd ever get anywhere further north, unless you're a professional explorer. Pyramiden lies on 78.37N and the views on the way to it and once there are spectacular...More

Thank Dimitar S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What a place! Abandoned mining but there is a hotel here and just a handful of people who do live here, but oh it is still such a beautiful place. There were guides with guns as there could be a possibility of bears in area...More

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I was lucky enough to visit this place because I was on one of the very few cruise ships to visit Pyramiden. This is a very interesting place to visit but with just 14 mining company employees in the summer, there are just insufficient resources...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This ghost town of the fall of Russia isn't at the northernmost end of the wold but you can see it from there. Aside from its stark nature, one of the most compelling things that I took from my visit was the downfall of an...More

1  Thank help32250
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Travelled there with my daughter on a 4 hour trip by boat from Longyearbyen. There is no other practical way to get to Pyramiden. My fellow contributors have described the place with considerable literary skill - I won't say it all again while I do...More

2  Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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
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Call Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen and they can book. Highly recommend staying there. - awesome place!
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