Ghost town in svalbard

Published 08.08 in category Kajak Svalbard 2014

Our position tonight 7th August:

N78 39.519, E16 25.766

Tonight we set up camp outside of Pyramiden, the old mining Russian settlement, a ghost city nowadays. This is our pick up point for tomorrow 8th August as well.

It has been a perfect day for paddling. Some clouds, almost no wind, just a little on our back so it was smooth and perfect paddling.

We took a hike up towards the glacier and explored some of the caves on it as well. We had a walk on the deserted streets, and some great views over the old settlement as well, which was like a history lesson on the old mining days.

Everybody is very happy, great times, and the only thing we miss is to see a Polar bear! We did have an Arctic fox trying to steal our food today, but we chased him away, after some photos of course. That was nice!

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