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Pyramiden: population 6. The Soviet ghost town frozen in time high in the Arctic

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‘Maybe I’m the northernmost headbanger in the world.’ Once a thriving Soviet mining settlement, Pyramiden, located far above the Arctic Circle on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, has been almost entirely abandoned since it was shut down in 1998. Now a tourist attraction, the sprawling ghost town is home to just six year-round residents. Continue Reading

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