Articles with tag: pyramiden

90's flash mobs are very popular now and in my last review about Svalbard, I offered to take you back in time to the village of  Pyramiden. This village was abandoned in 1997 and has since become a popular attraction for tourists to witness the untouched preservation of Soviet era...
Pyramiden  is a dormant Russian settlement in  Svalbard . Up until 1998, it was the northernmost coal mining district in the world. After many years it was closed because of a combination of circumstances: a fire in the mine caused problems when it came to extinguishing the...
Pyramiden  is a village built in the USSR for its access to the coal mines in Spitsbergen. It is now dormant because the mine was closed. Now, almost 20 years later, the village has begun to open up to tourists and, in the future, plans to convert it into a tourist site. We had the...
During my time visiting Svalbard I lost 4 lbs (2 kilograms). Moreover, it happened easily and without me noticing! We didn't starve - on the contrary, we ate a lot of good food. However, we were always going somewhere, and, as a rule, we usually went uphill.  The ascents were...
When I hear the phrase "the polar village", I imagine some dilapidated ghost village, old barracks with empty windows and an omnipresent Lenin, holding out his hand toward a bright future. Barentsburg - the Russian town in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard - completely broke the...