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2 night stay in containers.

The containers are very clean and comfy and the kitchen is adequate for your needs. All you need to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David R
London, United Kingdom
A must visit

A great trip out of town. We went on the fast cat boat which is about 90 minutes each way. Another... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
Howden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The containers are very clean and comfy and the kitchen is adequate for your needs. All you need to bring are provisions for your stay and an inquisitive eye. We hiked up the hill the first day and then up to the lakes on the...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great trip out of town. We went on the fast cat boat which is about 90 minutes each way. Another highlight is stopping at the Glacier on the way. Amazing place! We were fortunate enough to see a Polar Bear with her cub aswell!...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can, visit the deserted Russian mining town Pyramiden. It's a very unique place with a wonderful history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked tickets on the Aurora Explorer (while we took the Polargirl to Barentsburg) and the trip over to Pyramiden, which takes about 2.5 hours with a stop at the glacier looming over the town is stunning to say the least. We had both fairly...More

Thank Ldhooge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth to be seen - short trip with the guide who tells the story about each place. I took a boat - polargirl and all trip lasted over 10h. On our way back we stopped to admire great glacier - that was the best. Good...More

1  Thank AlexaKPL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this former Soviet mining town as a stop on our Poseidon Expediton. So we did not have to make the trip from Spitzbergen as we were already in the harbor. The guided walk around this little town exceeded my expectations. Both the stories...More

1  Thank Allene W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pyramiden is a unique place... It's really incredible that this town was abandoned just 20 years ago. If you have enough time it is better to spend at least one night at the hotel, because the one-day-visit is really a rush....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fred Olson Cruise mv Back Watch Pyramiden is a really unusual place, one has stepped back in time to the old USSR .It looks as though the town is untouched since the mysterious evacuation. The armed .Russian guides (in case of polar bears) were very...More

1  Thank AlanK764
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Several operators offer trips to Pyramiden. We chose the MS Polar Girl because it was a larger ship and took a bit more time than the others. It was the right choice for us. The tour group picked us up on time from our hotel...More

1  Thank David82409
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My experience included a cruise to Pyramiden via the glacier opposite, where we saw belugas. The history and atmosphere of the place was fascinating. Unfortunately, it was a bit rushed due to other tourists straggling behind and seemingly unaware of the potential danger of polar...More

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7 April 2016|
Response from Stevedba | Reviewed this property |
Call Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen and they can book. Highly recommend staying there. - awesome place!