Panorama Spitzbergen Pyramiden

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Pyramiden founded by Sweden in 1910 and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927. Goal mining until 1998 when the settlement was closed down. It is located at Billefjorden on the southern side of the mountain Pyramiden. In the 1980s, the mining community had a population of more than 1'000. Pyramiden is now mostly visited by seagulls, polar foxes and, not infrequently, polar bears. The ghost town is now home to eight people, who work at the hotel and as tourist guides. It’s possible to stay at the very authentic Pyramiden Hotel.