Apps for the Camino del Norte

A popular alternative to the famous Camino Francés route, the Camino del Norte (the northern route) starts in the Spanish-Basque border town of Irun, and later joins the Camino Francés in the Galician town of Arzúa (about two walking-days from Santiago de Compostela).


Wisely + the Camino del Norte

A Wise Pilgrim Camino Guide

Elegant design. 
Easy navigation. 
Regular updates. 
Comprehensive details for everything you need to know to walk the Camino's northern route.
Includes the coastal and alternate routes.

NEW - December 2018:
A new name for the app (formerly Camino del Norte - A Wise Pilgrim Guide).
The app has been “…rewritten from the ground up to be faster and easier to use.”
More offline content, including “custom style” maps (“offline” means you can use parts of the app when you don’t have a cellular or wifi connection while walking on the trail)
More comments from other users, so you can see recommendations for places to stay, restaurants, etc.


Made by a Camino pilgrim who has been making Camino apps for several years.

He also offers a print edition.
Some people appreciate the focused layout of a digital or print guidebook to compliment the interactive experience of an app.  


Guide of the Way of St James

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When I first opened this app, I saw Spanish-language instructions.
But after clicking Start, the app became an English-language guide.
I mention this so you don't give up on the app just after opening it—
if you're not fluent in Spanish.

—Jean Christie

[Note: the app, on your iPhone, will say BuenCamino under the app image—not the title listed in the App Store:  "Guide of the Way of St James."]

Clean app design, with easy to understand graphics.
Includes a feature to plan your own daily stages. 

Made by a Camino pilgrim. 

Other routes to buy & download inside the app:

  • Camino Francés (the featured route when you get the app)

  • Camino del Norte - The Northern Route

  • Primitive Route (Camino Primitivo)

  • Camino Portugués (from Tuí)

  • Aragon Route (Camino Aragonés)

  • Camino de Madrid (only in Spanish)

  • Baztan Route (Camino Baztanés)

  • Route extension to Fisterra (Finisterre)


Camino Assist

One of the most feature-packed apps.
Highlight: Information to prepare for the Camino (a lot of great tips and advice!)

You can purchase a number of routes within the app, including the following:

  • Camino Frances

  • Camino del Norte

  • Camino Primitivo

  • Camino Portugues (from Tuí and from Lisbon

  • Finisterre & Muxía

  • Camino Madrid

  • ...and according to the app developers more "Zones" (routes) are coming.

"Play" awhile with the app to get a sense of the navigation. It's a bit complicated, but it is logical.
—Jean Christie


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