Spitsbergen-Panoramas: Map with links to panorama photos of Spitsbergen. Impressive 360º degree shots of all areas of Svalbard.
Using the map below you will find hundreds of navigable 360° panoramas – on desktop systems also in full screen mode (right button with arrows pointing outwards in the pano)
Travel Svalbard online – Click on the map below to the corresponding marker and have a good look around – directly from the sofa, without getting cold or seasick and it does not cost a penny
Wide arctic landscapes beg for panorama photography! In 2012, I made the first cautious attempts to create panoramas. From spring 2013 onwards, many “real” panoramas have been added (and more will follow), shot with appropriate equipment yielding 360-degree panoramic views. Since late December 2017 also with interactive map, providing full geographic overview and access to the individual panoramas all at the same time.
This collection of panoramas allows you to travel this beautiful part of the arctic online from your home. It does not require any money or effort, but it gives you a very good impression of what it is like to be in the middle of this stunning landscape.
Click on the markers and then on the text link that appears in the bubble, to get to the corresponding panoramas or use the text links below. The map is zoomable, like GoogleMaps. Several closely adjacent markers form a cluster. Click on a cluster to zoom into the map. Technical information on how to display the panoramas can be found at the bottom of the page.
Spitsbergen (Svalbard) and Bjørnøya (Bear Island)
Map of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) and Bjørnøya (Bear Island)
Alphabetical list of panorama subpages
How to view the panoramas: a bit of tech talk
On the above linked pages you will find navigable panoramas. Click the Play button to load the panorama. You can then enlarge the panorama to full screen size (right button) and navigate with the mouse or the navigation button. Users mobile devices who have a touch screen can also navigate with their finger in the image. With Google’s browser, which runs on Android-based mobile devices for example, there are display problems with older Android versions. Android 4.3 and 4.4 should not be affected. On desktop-computers the display is done with Flash (if installed) or HTML5/WebGL, on mobile devices the display is done with HTML5 and desktop-users can also view the panorama in full-screen-mode. Click on the button with the 4 outward pointing arrows. Press the ESC key to exit the full screen mode. Or click on the button with the 4 arrows pointing inwards. The button bar does not appear until you click the Play button. Since Flash Player is no longer important and all major browser manufacturers have decided to limit Flash support step by step, we are now shipping all Panos and PanoTours with the mode “HTML5 first”. Only Panos with less than 360-degree revolutions are still only available as a Flash version, since an HTML5 equivalent is still missing.
last modification: 2018-01-16 ·
copyright: Rolf Stange