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How to locate yourself on a map

How to locate yourself on a map

We all know that the best way to avoid getting lost is knowing your location. Back in the day of only paper maps it was a bit tricky for a newbie to...


How to import a GPX file

How to import a GPX file

If you are a diehard explorer or fitness geek, you have probably heard of a GPX file. These files make it easy to exchange GPS data between apps, websites, and mapping software....


6 Ways to Extend Battery Life

6 Ways to Extend Battery Life

A frequent question from ViewRanger explorers is “How long will my battery last while using ViewRanger?” The answer depends on many things, including your phone model, its battery health and size, and...


Why do I have to save offline maps?

Why do I have to save offline maps?

Question: Why do I have to save offline maps in ViewRanger? Maps, like photos, can take up a lot of space. Our topographic maps in the United States alone would eat up gigs...


Introducing U.S. Premium

Introducing U.S. Premium

We know every great adventure starts with a great map. That's why we updated our U.S. outdoor maps, added more zoom levels, and made it easier to download offline maps. All so you...


Update: Route following on iPhone

Update: Route following on iPhone

Hello explorers! We hope you are having a fun-tastic summer. It’s been a busy season here at ViewRanger. This week we launched an all-new way to follow route guides on iPhone. This new...


Epic Trip: Bikepacking in Slovenia

Epic Trip: Bikepacking in Slovenia

ViewRanger helps explorers around the world discover amazing places. We recently caught up with adventurer Hetty Key about her recent bikepacking trip where she explored the gravel backroads and singletrack of Slovenia....


Update: Track Recording on iOS

Update: Track Recording on iOS

At ViewRanger, we continously strive to make your outdoor adventures better. Many ViewRanger explorers asked us to make it easier to record tracks. You asked and we listened. With our lastest iOS...


Go Fourth in Hiking Boots

Go Fourth in Hiking Boots

The Fourth of July is almost here and if you haven’t made plans yet, we urge you to spend it outdoors. Here are three ways ViewRanger can help you make this summer...


30 second adventure guide: Bergen, Norway

30 second adventure guide: Bergen, Norway

Bergen, a charming city on Norway’s southwestern coast, is the perfect escape. Surrounded by stunning mountains and fjords, this World Heritage City is a great starting point to any Norwegian adventure, with...


11 top tips... for hiking with kids

11 top tips... for hiking with kids

Follow these top tips from Oli, The Outdoor Dad, to make the most out of hiking with your kids. Have fun out there!   1. Get them involved with route-planning Of course you aren’t going...


30 second adventure guide: Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

30 second adventure guide: Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park is recognised as one of the most unique places on the planet and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. Why you should go: Described as...