ViewRanger app maps outdoor recreation in Denmark


ViewRanger has made exploring Denmark by cycle and on foot easier following the release of topographic maps from the Danish Geodata Agency (Geodatastyrelsen) and more than 200 free-to-download guided walking and cycling trails for the ViewRanger app, which is popular with outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

ViewRanger pioneered the concept of outdoor gps navigation on smartphones - going back to the delivery of the company’s first “app” in Spring 2006. ViewRanger has achieved Number 1 Best-Selling app status (across all categories) on Apple iPhone and #1 app within its category on iTunes appstore in more than twenty countries. The app has also achieved multiple #1 rankings on Google Play and Nokia OVI app stores.

Exploring Denmark by cycle, on foot, and on water is easier following the release of detailed topographic mapping and interactive trail guides within the ViewRanger Outdoors GPS app for Apple and Android devices.  Topographic maps from the Danish Geodata Agency (Geodatastyrelsen) and more than 200 free-to-download guided walking and cycling trails have been added to the app, which is popular with outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

The ViewRanger app is free to download and offers access to a global library of free mapping and trail guides.  Danish topographic mapping at both 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 scales can be easily added via low-cost in-app purchase.  Detailed topographic mapping for Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, and many other countries can also be added.

More than 200 walking and cycling trail guides from across Denmark are immediately available to download, for free, including the Nationale Cykelruter (National Cycling Routes) and recreational trails from a collaboration between more than 50 municipalities and regions in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Across Europe and North America, ViewRanger offers thousands of trail guides from guidebook publishers, tourism organizations, walking festivals, accommodation providers, and more.  Trail guides include navigable waypoints for the route plus description of the trail, and often photos, weblinks, accommodation tips, and other useful information.

Maps from Danish Geodata Agency (Geodatastyrelsen) downloaded to the ViewRanger app can also be viewed through the app’s companion website “”. The website allows route plotting, recorded GPS track analysis and map printing from a larger desktop screen.  

Craig Wareham is co-founder and CEO of ViewRanger.  He says, “We have a strong community of outdoor enthusiasts in Scandinavia already so we are delighted to add a strong portfolio of Danish mapping and trail content.”

“ViewRanger is map, navigation and guidebook app, but it also provides a platform for publishing and sharing media-rich, interactive trail guides – so we’d be delighted to hear from other content owners who would like to make their outdoor trail information available.”

Alongside its worldwide community of outdoor consumers, and building on its trusted reputation for mapping, navigation, and tracking, ViewRanger has become the map and navigation app of choice for many search and rescue teams, especially in Great Britain, Ireland, and increasingly the USA.

ViewRanger is available to download for free for Apple iPhone and iPad via the appstore, for Android smartphones and tablets via Google Play, for Nokia Symbian phones via Nokia Store.

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About ViewRanger  (

ViewRanger is the app for adventure – how outdoor enthusiasts worldwide discover, create, navigate and share their outdoor adventures on smartphones, on tablets, and online. Used by active outdoor consumers, ViewRanger is also trusted by search & rescue teams and other outdoor professionals. ViewRanger combines an advanced location-based navigation and guidebook app with an interest-based social network and an open digital trail guide marketplace.

ViewRanger is free to download and fully functional with global mapping that can be stored offline and thousands of free trail guides available. Additionally highly detailed topographic mapping sourced from national mapping agencies and premium publishers from most European countries, USA, Canada and New Zealand can be purchased in-app.

The global community of ViewRanger users store and share their adventures using the app and the web based tools at Over 400 official bodies, such as tourist agencies, book publishers, hotels and magazines also use the service to digitally deliver their expert trails for walking and cycling to smartphones.


Media contact for ViewRanger: Nina Beadle/ Victoria Ellis, Holdsworth Associates PR consultancy, Tel: +44 (0)1954 202789, email:,


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Outdooractive is the world’s leading digital platform for outdoor adventure, a virtual home for all outdoor enthusiasts. With our solutions we support people in living an active lifestyle. We encourage them to explore the great outdoors and inspire moments of connection in nature. In late 2019, Outdooractive acquired Cambridge-based ViewRanger, who had built a profitable business delivering an outdoor navigation app to a worldwide community of active consumers.