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The abandoned arctic mining town Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

Pyramiden is an old Russian mining city in Svalbard that has been abandoned more than 20 years ago (spring 1998) - Around an hour away by boat from Longyearbyen. A Russian land lost in Svalbard with now a few guardians to guide visitors and protect what is left. A surreal visit (of around 2h)

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You can do a half day tour boat from Longyearbyen
Guide (local) in the city is part of the tour
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Summer
Sunrise & Sunset Sun is always below the horizon today and therefore not rising | current local time: 21:58
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