Longyearbyen from Hotellneset Gigapan

Can you spot the reindeer? This Gigapan is about 3 Gigapixels and is made out of 94 images using a 500 mm lens

Press PLAY and then the Full screen button. You’ll then be able to zoom in and see all the details.

See more images of Longyearbyen here.


Northern Lights over Longyearbyen

This panorama shows a time-lapse of the northern lights over the mountains and Longyearbreen to the south. I shot the timelapse images right before I shot the images for the 380×180 panorama.

(The aurora time-lapse does not work on most mobile devices. You need a flash capable browser.)

See more images of the Aurora here.


Longyeardalen (Longyear Valley)

Longyeardalen is located between the mountains of Platåberget and Gruvefjellet. The town of Longyearbyen is located in the lower portions of the valley, which is named after the American industrialist John Munroe Longyear. The river of Longyearelva runs through the valley. At the top of the valley you will find the Longyear glacier which is about 4.5 km long.

See more photos of Longyeardalen here and from Longyearbyen here.



On the way to Trollsteinen you need to cross the glacier Larsbreen. Larsbreen is located near Longyearbyen and is reserved for non-motorized traffic. Trollsteinen is a popular hiking destination and rises 849 meters above sea level.

See more photos of glaciers here.


Tourists on ice floe

Tourists on an ice floe in Vibebukta at Nordaustlandet. The glacier in the background is Bråsvellbreen which is part of Nordaustfonna. Nordaustfonna is Svalbard’s largest glacier and has a glacier front that is nearly 250 km long.

See more photos of glaciers here and from Nordaustlandet here.