Pyramiden Swimming Pool

THE ABANDONED POOL ON SVALBARD


This is the northernmost swimming pool. The Pyramiden Swimming Pool used to be part of a small Russian mining settlement on the Svalbard island chain called Pyramiden.

The old pool in Pyramiden

Many of the miners in this small town were sportsmen. In the spare time sports and culture was arranged and it was a goal that as many as possible took part in these activities.

Pyramiden’s heated indoor pool was the best in Svalbard. The kids from Longyearbyen used to go there to use the swimming pool. The beautiful indoor swimming pool feature Soviet era architecture and bear witness to the settlement’s golden days. It was quite impressive in its day. Pyramiden was a good place to live with a family-friendly community.

Pyramiden was abandoned in 1998. The residents never returned, and today the town still stands much as it was when the last men departed. I visited the Pyramiden Swimming Pool in 2018. Click here for more Svalbard reports.

Pyramiden Swimming Pool
Pyramiden
Pyramiden Swimming Pool
Pyramiden Swimming Pool
Pyramiden Swimming Pool
Pyramiden Swimming Pool
Pyramiden Swimming Pool
Pyramiden Swimming Pool


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