Russian Settlements in Svalbard

Abandoned mining tracks in Pyramiden
Russian mining settlement Barentsburg
Abandoned houses of the old mine in Grumant
Arctic fox near Pyramiden
Reindeer in Pyramiden
Abandoned uphill tracks of the old mine train, Pyramiden
Port of Barentsburg
Center of Pyramiden
Abandoned house in Barentsburg
Rare Arctic Fox of blue color in Pyramiden
Church in Barentsburg
Nordenskiöldbreen near Pyramiden
Abandoned buildings in Barentsburg
Center of Barentsburg
Landscape near the "Blue Lake" close to Pyramiden
Historic mining equipment in Pyramiden
Barentsburg
Abandoned building in Pyramiden
Landscape near Pyramiden
Popular landmark of Pyramiden
Historic mine conveyor belt in Pyramiden
Buildings in Barentsburg
Abandoned buildings in Pyramiden
Reindeer at the center of Pyramiden
Landscape close to Pyramiden
Center of Pyramiden
Abandoned kitchen at Pyramiden`s canteen
Port of Pyramiden
Barentsburg
Abandoned canteen in Pyramiden
"Blue Lake" close to Pyramiden
Hallway at the abandoned canteen in Pyramiden
Nordenskiöldbreen close to Pyramiden
Arctic Fox close to the "Blue Lake" near Pyramiden
View from the "Blue Lake" close to Pyramiden
Barentsburg
Abandoned mine building in Pyramiden
Pyramiden and Nordenskiöldbreen
Barentsburg
Pyramiden
Port of Barentsburg
Isfjord near Barentsburg
Abandoned buildings at the old mine of Grumant
Historic russian vehicle in Barentsburg
Center of Pyramiden
Reindeer in Pyramiden
Abandoned mine buildings in Grumant
Center of Barentsburg
Pyramiden
Barentsburg
Historic mine conveyor belt in Pyramiden
Cultural house in Barentsburg
View from the "Blue Lake" near Pyramiden
Port building in Barentsburg
Arctic Fox of blue color in Pyramiden
Landscape near Pyramiden
Historic sowjet vehicle in Barentsburg
Nordenskiöldbreen and Pyramiden
Abandoned building in Pyramiden
Center of Pyramiden
Abandoned canteen in Pyramiden
Port of Pyramiden
Landmark of Pyramiden
Rare Arctic Fox of blue color near Pyramiden
Abandoned mine buildings in Pyramiden
Reindeer in Pyramiden
Abandoned building in Pyramiden

 

Information

 

This gallery is dedicated to the russian mining settlements Barentsburg, Pyramiden and Grumant in Svalbard. While the mine in Barentsburg is still in use, Grumant and Pyramiden were shut down centuries ago.

 

Pyramiden has been a ghost town for years. But a handful of russians, are working hard, to establish this historic mining city as a tourist destination. They have reopened one of the old buildings and a few of the rooms are freshly renovated for visitors, that want to stay overnight. 

 

Barentsburg and Pyramiden are easy to reach during the summer season in Svalbard. The fastest way to get to both destinations between May and September is the catamaran by Hurtigruten Svalbard.

 

You can still reach Barentsburg by boat in winter, but if you want to go to Pyramiden in winter, you have to arrange a privat transfer with the Arctic travel company Grumant or with one of the local guide services in Longyearbyen.

 

There are no tours to the old mine Grumant, but you can see the decaying buildings on several boat tours from the sea, or you can hike there with a private guide in summer. 

 

 

 

Barentsburg

 

 

 

Pyramiden

 

 

 

Grumant

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