Barentsburg and Pyramiden

There are no roads connecting the settlements on Svalbard.

There is a 50 km road-network in and around Longyearbyen. During the summer, boats offer expedition cruises to the Russian mining communities of Barentsburg and Pyramiden several times a week.

Russian mining community of Barentsburg. Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago. Photo: © Kostas Katsiamakas
Russian mining community of Pyramiden. Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago. Photo: © George Vlachos
Russian mining community of Pyramiden. Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago. Photo: © George Vlachos
Wildlife in the area of Pyramiden. Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago. Photo: © George Vlachos

Also, light-aircraft flights to Ny-Ålesund are primarily reserved for the researchers and employees working there. During the summer, boats are available to travel to Ny-Ålesund.