Pyramiden Cruises

Pyramiden, picturesque view with background mountains
Pyramiden, picturesque view with background mountains
Pyramiden soviet abandonded town, Svalbard

Located far above the Arctic Circle at the foot of the beautiful Billefjord on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, Pyramiden – a former Russian coal mining town, was once one of the Svalbard Archipelago’s most important and busiest settlements, but is now home to only a handful of people who dedicate their time to renovating the town and conserving the natural environment in which it is situated. 

However, as much of the town’s original infrastructure and buildings still exist, there is still much to see on a visit to this eerie settlement.[ReadMoreMob] The most ethereal feature is undoubtedly the ‘bottle shop’, a house made entirely from white and green glass bottles, whose beauty and delicacy is a bizarre contrast in the harsh climate.

Large Soviet-era warehouses, living quarters and an old coal-fired power plant stand defiantly in the town centre and the network of empty mine shafts have been locked in time and offer a deep insight into the Soviet’s industrial past.

Cruises to Pyramiden

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Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen • L2217

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 22 Jun 2022
15 nights
  • Experience a unique exploration of Norway
  • Be immersed in the stunning beauty of Spitsbergen
  • Revel in the wonder of the mesmerising midnight sun
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£2,499 From
£2,299pp
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Exploring the Arctic • T2316

 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 01 Jun 2023
23 nights
  • Off the beaten track, discover remote, unique destinations in Arctic Norway, Iceland and Greenland
  • Explore isolated Spitsbergen and sample Arctic life
  • Seek-out wildlife and natural wonders, from icebergs to steaming geysers
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Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen with the Midnight Sun • L2317

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 19 Jul 2023
15 nights
  • Experience a taste of past and present life amongst the isolated lands of Spitsbergen
  • Explore abandoned towns, revel in the beauty of their Arctic landscapes and more
  • Witness the midnight sun and see astonishing natural wonders within the Arctic Circle