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9 A Day in the Abandoned Arctic Settlement

A Day in the Abandoned Arctic Settlement

Posted on December 2, 2013 by team


One day with Vladimir, 33, a guide who worked in Pyramid settlement (Spitsbergen, the Arctic region) in spring 2013. This settlement is located about 1300 km away from the North Pole. There are only two cities on the whole archipelago but officially nobody lives in Pyramid today.

So welcome to the the very end of the earth!

Pyramid has been a ghost city since 1998. Today it’s popular tourist destination of Norwegians.

 Vladimir wakes up at 7-30, his cellphone does not catch a signal here. There are no radio, TV, Internet in the village. However we can try to catch a signal from Norway in the so-called “emotional spot” or “spot of hope”. It is marked by a pole.

Vladimir lives in “Tulip” hotel built in the Soviet times, nine years before the village conservation.

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9 Responses to “A Day in the Abandoned Arctic Settlement”

  1. Steven says:

    Where do I send my CV… Perfect job, away from everyday nonsense.

  2. Roman says:

    Thank You!
    Verry lovely written.

  3. john says:

    excellent posting.

  4. tadas says:

    For the love of god, someone get this man a proper outdoor phone with decent antenna.

  5. tyler says:

    super post, very-very good!

  6. Lucy Parker says:

    FANTASTIC post!! Great sense if humor, enjoyed all photo’s. Good-bye Seed.

  7. Mitro says:

    Wonderful posting.
    Anyway, I’d like to send my CV to but I like to a tourist guide of single beautiful girls :lol

  8. Arianna says:

    it is going to be -18 Celsius tonight in Nebraska, not including windchill. Our high for the day is -8

  9. Hansjörg says:

    Where is the water (used for the kitchen) coming from? How about WC? How is that working?

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