North Korea VR: Walk the streets of Pyongyang


In September 2016 SceneThere’s CEO Marcus Olsson was invited to North Korea to give a lecture about Entrepreneurship & Startups. The visit was arranged by non-profit organisation Choson Exchange, and as part of this visit we were able to capture everyday streetlife in Pyongyang. Using the SceneThere platform we created the world’s first interactive VR experience from North Korea.

Narration was done by North Korea expert Andray Abrahamian

“We wanted to show how our VR  platform can transcend borders and let you move around and experience a country or a topic first hand,”  says Olsson. “I’d initially been invited to North Korea to speak about entrepreneurship and, because of that, I could film situations with my 360 camera that I wouldn’t have been able to do as a journalist.”


The best way to experience NorthKorea VR is on Samsung’s GearVR by downloading the SceneThere application from Oculus Store or Viveport

Oculus Store: link

Viveport: link

Gallery : Download the SceneThere app and type in the handle “north-korea-gallery”


If you don’t have access to a VR-Headset you can access the experience on the web here: 

Tour :

SceneThere on South Korean TV channel