Pyramiden Swimming Pool

Built: 1972

Abandoned: 1998

Visited: 2018

Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway

This is the northernmost swimming pool. It used to be part of a small Russian mining settlement on Svalbard called Pyramiden.

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.

Many of the miners 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 was abandoned in 1998. The residents never returned, and today the town still stands much as it was when the last men departed.

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