App Description

What is the name of the mountain you can see in the distance? What are the lakes you see in front of you? Point there with In Sight Svalbard and you'll see on the screen what they are called. See also places nearby with amazing high-resolution maps. High resolution offline maps of Svalbard, Bear Island and Jan Mayen are used down to a scale of 1:70 000. (Requires 1 GB of space).

* Offline Augmented Reality in Svalbard *
(Svalbard, Bear Island and Jan Mayen)

See what's near you where you travel in Svalbard: Mountains, Lakes, Places, Buildings, etc. You don't even have to be nearby Svalbard: You can manually set your location to a place in Svalbard to pretend you are there. Decide if you want to see places nearby, or famous cities around the world.

Works everywhere: By the sea, in the mountains, in the city. Without the internet, without coverage.

Turn the phone sideways to view on the camera screen the places that are nearby. Take a picture of what you see, and send it by email, or post it on facebook or twitter, directly from the App!

You can also add your own places!

In Sight Svalbard is also an altimeter, speedometer and also estimates the distance you've traveled. Choose between metric (km, meter) or imperial (miles, feet) units.

All data is built into the App, so you don't need internet. You only need internet when you use the map or send a picture on email or post it on facebook and twitter. High-resolution maps don’t require internet.

Select between the following map types: Standard, Satellite, Hybrid and High Resolution. High resolution maps are provided by the Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt). Requires iOS 7 or later.

In Sight Svalbard relies on the compass and GPS of your device. Best results are achieved if you are outside.

The facebook integration requires iOS 6 or later. Select settings on the home screen, and look for the Facebook icon.

The twitter integration requires iOS 6 or later. Select settings on the home screen, and look for the Twitter icon.

Note: If your device doesn't have a built-in compass, you cannot see the places as camera overlays (3rd generation iPod touch, iPhone 3G or older models). You can still see the places in lists and on the map.

Source: under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (

High resolution maps from the © Norwegian Polar Institute ( are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international (CC BY 4.0) (

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 13, 2017 Initial release