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Nearby Norway app review: Norwegian navigation



Suitable for tourists and Norwegian locals alike, Nearby Norway for iPhone and iPad covers everything from public transportation timetables to GPS-integrated maps and route planning, with listings for restaurants, hotels, and loads of other establishments across the country.

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If you’re planning on traveling to Norway anytime soon then I really can’t recommend this app strongly enough, and I would even go so far as to say that it is probably one of the most comprehensive country-specific travel guides that I’ve ever seen in the Travel category of the App Store.

Nearby Norway


Navigate Norway Like Nothing

Every so often I stumble upon an app which clearly shows what a huge amount of thought and effort has gone into its development, and Nearby Norway is a shining example of this, giving you everything you need to find your way in Norway.

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Within this app you’ll find frequently updated maps with full integration for your device’s built-in GPS so that you can locate yourself and easily navigate to hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and even local amenities like recycle points.

Extensive map content
Extensive map content

Public Transportation Information

Nearby Norway also includes public transport timetable information for Eastern Norway, along with a Route Planner facility that you can use to ensure your journey is covered from Point A to Point B.

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One thing I really like about this app is that it features ongoing community support from, ensuring that the information is kept accurate and up to date, and that you won’t be led astray.

Public transport timetable
Public transport timetable

Nearby Norway


Pros & Cons


  • Access a range of helpful tools for finding your way in Norway
  • Includes frequently updated maps with full integration for your device’s built-in GPS
  • Use the integrated search facility to quickly and easily find points of interest and other locations
  • Includes listings for everything from restaurants and recycle points to hotels, gas stations, and more
  • Also includes public transport timetable information for Eastern Norway
  • Use the integrated Route Planner to effectively plot your journeys when using public transport
  • Maps can be displayed with arbitrary tilt and rotation or in full 3D graphics
  • Access all of your previously viewed maps in your history for quick future reference
  • Add locations to your Favorites list to easily find them at a later date
  • Borrow from a wealth of map information thanks to the Open Street Map community at
  • Provides full support for both landscape and portrait orientation modes


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Save your favorite destinations
Save your favorite destinations

Final Words

Nearby Norway is easily one of the best travel guides for iPhone and iPad that I’ve seen, so much so that it is ideal for tourists and life-long residents of Norwegian cities, so it receives a very strong recommendation from me.


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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.