Offline Google Maps in Iceland

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Offline Google Maps in Iceland is part of the Whose Land? Iceland Trip Report which covers the following cities:

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After our run in with the rental car people, we managed to find our way to the hotel using common sense and street signs. I thought my Blackberry Passport which I had used in New Zealand for navigation would direct as on our journey to the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle but for some reason Blackberry doesn’t know where Iceland is.

Instead of breaking out the old school map and pretending like we spoke Icelandic, we went to the hotel, hopped on the WiFi and used the Samsung S7 Edge to download Google Maps for all the places we intended on going. Using offline maps was a lifesaver because we never would’ve known where to go, where to stop, or how to get back in a timely manner.

Using Google Maps offline is something that is easy to forget about which is why dedicated a post for those of you who want to rent a car in a foreign country but don’t want to deal with paying for an antiquated GPS that somehow is less reliable than the phone.

No navigation could be a problem
No navigation could be a problem

2 COMMENTS

  1. Forgive me for asking dumb questions. Does offline google map give directions? Can I use Iphone for it or does it have to be Android phone? Thanks for your time.

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