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Accessible only from by boat or cross-country, is the abandoned ex-Soviet mining town of Pyramiden located at the foot of the Billefjorden on the island of Spitsbergen. The town is named after the pyramid-shaped mountain that provides the dramatic backdrop to the small cluster of buildings.

Pyramiden once had over 1,000 inhabitants with the last permanent residents leaving in a something of a hurry in 2007 after the collapse of the USSR. 

Pyramiden has numerous boasts around its northern location including the most northern swimming pool, grand piano and bust of Lenin.