Below you will find various resources to plan your trip and help minimise hazards related to travel and field work in Svalbard for the winter/spring season 2023.


Online map of Svalbard:

Download mapping data:

Offline map for your phone (Apps):

  • Can be different in Apple Store and Google Play
  • The Svalbard Guide (free)
  • Here and there Svalbard 1:70000 (NOK 17)
  • Here and there+ Svalbard 1:35000 (NOK 35)
  • Sight – Svalbard (NOK 55)
  • Varsom

For Garmin devices, we recommend TOPO Norway Experience, which has improved details for Svalbard (and also covers mainland Norway).


Norwegian Avalanche Forecast (Varsom):

Avalanche observations (Regobs):

App: Varsom

Sea ice

Daily ice charts:

Satelitte images

Sentinel Hub daily photos (need daylight + clear skies):

Sentinel-1 SAR imagery:

Further learning