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 locations 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 just 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 guide to see how this is done, if you are unfamiliar with making driving routes on your phone

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

Mountain hike along Blåfjell in Bodø

Hiking along Blåfjell in Bodø

This hike starts at the big parking lot on top of Kvikstadheia in Bodø municipality. From here you cross the road and follow the path up to Blåfjell

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

This hike starts at the end of Vatnveien road and goes up to some small lakes below Mjønesskaret, between Blombakkfjellet and Mjønesfjellet

Tussvatnet lake in Bodø

Hike to Tussvatnet lake in Bodø

This is an easy 3.74 kilometer long hike that starts at Arlia by the road Soløyvannsveien and goes through the forest up to Tussvatnet

Bestefarvarden in Bodø

Hike to Bestefarvarden in Bodø

This is a nice little hike located just outside the city center of Bodø. The distance from the start point to the endpoint at Bestefarvarden is 1 km

Skautuva mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Skautuva

This hike goes to Finnkonnakken, which is a part of Sjunkhatten National Park outside Bodø city. The peak is a mere 518 meters above sea level

Mjelle beach in Bodø

Beach trip to Mjelle in Bodø

This beach trip goes to Mjelle, which lies a 30 minute drive from the city center of Bodø. There is a 15 min walk from the parking to the beach