PHOTOS: Take A Tour Of Europe's Creepiest Ghost Town

Pyramiden, Svalbard, Norway

Photo: flickr: neil banas

The islands of Svalbard sit deep in the Arctic circle, far above Norway.On one island there sits a rusting, empty town, long forgotten by its residents and battered by extreme weather. Named Pyramiden (Pyramid) after the imposing mountain next to it, the town once housed 1,000 Soviet coal miners, part of an unusual agreement between Russia and NATO that survived the Cold War.

Since the huge run on the Ruble in the late 1990s the island has sat empty, too far away from mainland Europe for casual visitors and full of potentially dangerous oil drums. What remains though is very creepy look at remote, post-Soviet lives at the edge of the Earth.

We had our interest piqued in Pyramiden due to its inclusion in National Geographic ‘s top 10 ghost towns. Is this the most scary ghost town in Europe?

And why has no one set a horror movie here yet?

(h/t The Local)

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