How to make GPS road routes on your phone

This guide shows you how to make road routes to destinations without an address using Google Maps. Every hike and trip on this site have a Google Map with the parking place already plotted in, however, Google Maps don’t recognize parking places that are outside roads and remote roads as valid destinations, when you try to make the route directly from the site using the more options menu on the maps. On those remote parking places, Google Maps moves the marker to the nearest known attraction, which becomes totally wrong. When this happens, you must manually insert the destination in the app by memorizing where it is, then reinsert it into Google Maps. Keep reading this simple guide to see how this is done, if you are unfamiliar with making road routes

This guide shows you how to make road routes to destinations without an address using Google Maps. Every hike and trip on this site have a Google Map with the parking place already plotted in, however, Google Maps don’t recognize parking places that are outside roads and remote roads as valid destinations, when you try to make the route directly from the site using the more options menu on the maps. On those remote parking places, Google Maps moves the marker to the nearest known attraction, which becomes totally wrong. When this happens, you must manually insert the destination in the app by memorizing where it is, then reinsert it into Google Maps. Keep reading this simple guide to see how this is done, if you are unfamiliar with making driving routes on your smartphone

How to make GPS road routes

1: This is an example of a map where the destination is at a place that Google Maps don’t recognize, so here we have to insert it again manually

2: Change the map to satellite view in the corner and zoom in, this makes it easier to memorize and recognize what your destination looks like

3: Be sure to activate the GPS function on your phone before proceeding. This is usually what Google Maps looks like when you open the app

4: Now find the destination again by zooming and changing to satellite view, then tap and hold for a few seconds until the red marker appears

5: Click the directions button to see the available routes. The fastest is set by default. Click start and follow the directions from wherever you are

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Sjurnakken and Vågnakken in Bodø

Sjurnakken and Vågnakken in Bodø

This hike starts in the forest just after Tverlandet, in the direction towards Fauske. From here you follow a path that goes to Sjurnakken and Vågnakken

Steigtind mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Steigtind

This hike goes up to Steigtind mountain in Bodø. The highest point at Steigtind is 793 meters above sea level, here you get a nice view in all directions

Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

This is a short little stroll that goes to Tverlandet nature reserve which is located a bit outside Bodø city, and a few kilometers away from Tverlandet

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

This hike starts at the parking lot on Kvikstadheia, from here you hike up to the mountain ridge and follow it until you reach a cairn called Storvarden

Forest hike at Skaug in Bodø

Forsan at Skaug and beyond

This hike starts just outside Skaug and follows a hiking trail in the forest until you reach a nice small waterfall at Forsan, stop here or continue further

Børvatnet lake in Bodø

Kayaking around Børvatnet lake

This kayak trip goes around the lake Børvatnet in Bodø municipality. Børvatnet lies between the mountain range of Børvasstindene and Børnupen

Blombakkfjellet mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Blombakkfjellet

This mountain hike starts at the parking lot at the end of the road at Heggmoen outside Bodø city and goes up to the top of Blombakkfjellet mountain

Sandhornet mountain in Gildeskål

Peak hike to Sandhornet mountain

This hike goes up to the top of Sandhornet mountain, which lies in Gildeskål municipality. The highest point here is 993 meters above sea level