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Hiking Lapland: Tom Young discusses his wild solo adventure

Hiking Lapland: Tom Young discusses his wild solo adventure

We recently caught up with Tom Young of Bedfordshire, England. Earlier this year, the 29-year-old adventurer completed an incredible 800-mile trek across Lapland, the Arctic Circle region of mainland Europe. This is...


PREMIUM + Maps Launch in 3 More Countries

PREMIUM + Maps Launch in 3 More Countries

G’day Australia, Hola Spain, Hallo! Norway,   We’ve been busy here at ViewRanger. Last week we launched PREMIUM + Maps products in Australia, Spain, and Norway. These new products come packed with tools and maps, nearly everything you...


Publisher of the Week: Sky Strolls Ltd.

Publisher of the Week: Sky Strolls Ltd.

This week's Publisher of the Week is based in Suffolk and creates bespoke tailored routes for every need. Happy exploring!  Publisher: Skye Strolls Ltd, one of ViewRanger's top 2018 publishers.  Based in: Suffolk, UK Summary: Skye Stroll's main...


How to share your location with ViewRanger BuddyBeacon

How to share your location with ViewRanger BuddyBeacon

BuddyBeacon is a unique feature in the ViewRanger app that allows you to share your real-time location with friends and family while you’re out hiking. ViewRanger uses the GPS chip in your phone...


Publisher of the Week: Stephen Lioy

Publisher of the Week: Stephen Lioy

This week's Publisher of the Week takes us to Kyrgyzstan where author and photographer Stephen Lioy shares his routes in ViewRanger. Happy exploring!  Publisher: Stephen Lioy Based in: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Summary: Stephen Lioy is a Lonely Planet author and tourism development...


Publisher of the week: Cycling Otherwise

Publisher of the week: Cycling Otherwise

This week we continue highlighting great publishers in ViewRanger who share amazing routes. Happy exploring! Publisher: Cycling Otherwise Based in: Burslem, UK Summary: Cycling Otherwise helps people with disabilities get helpful information about cycling so they can enjoy...


Apple Updates: Bigger Screens, Bigger Maps

Apple Updates: Bigger Screens, Bigger Maps

Hello Explorers! Last week we pushed out a ViewRanger update to support the new iPhones and Apple Watches. The big news is we now support all the bigger screen sizes. And that...


Guest Blog: 5 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Guest Blog: 5 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Preparing for your first hiking trip with kids can feel both exciting and daunting. These expert tips will help make family adventures run as smoothly as possible. Oli Reed runs The Outdoor Dad...


How to plot routes on ViewRanger

How to plot routes on ViewRanger

ViewRanger contains thousands of free hiking routes for you to download and follow all over the world, but you can also plan your own hikes at home then follow them using the...


Publisher of the week: Archaeoroutes

Publisher of the week: Archaeoroutes

This week we kick-started a new series called Publisher of the Week where we highlight publishers sharing amazing routes in ViewRanger. Happy exploring! Publisher: Archaeoroutes Based in: Somerset, UK Summary: Archaeoroutes features a range of routes,...


Introducing 3D Flyovers

Introducing 3D Flyovers

Earlier this month, we launched 3D Flyovers, a cool new feature for ViewRanger explorers to preview and replay routes and tracks in amazing 3D. This feature has been on our must-do list, and...


ViewRanger Jargon

ViewRanger Jargon

We know GPS and maps can be a bit confusing. So we put together a quick guide to a few technical terms used in ViewRanger.   1. 3D Flyovers: a 3D map feature in ViewRanger...