Polarsteps automatically tracks your route and places you've visited while you are traveling. Just carry your phone in your pocket and the app creates your own beautiful travel journal.

Once connected to the internet, your travel routes, locations and photos are seamlessly transferred to your personal traveler profile, where your route is plotted on a colorful world map that can easily be shared with friends and family. At the end of your trip, you can instantly order a beautiful printed photo album.


Automatically keep track of your route and places you've visited without taking your phone from your pocket.

Follow your friends & family on their trip and feel like you’re in the passenger seat.

Get a detailed overview of your journey and relive your trip, including statistics such as the trip duration, amount of countries visited and your total distance covered.

Generate a beautiful printed photo album that includes your travel stats and route.

Track your entire route without being connected to the internet. The app automatically synchronizes when you're back online.

Keep your travels to yourself or share your experience with followers within and outside Polarsteps. You can also post directly to Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp and other social channels.

Our Travel Tracker only uses an additional 4% for a full day because the app uses smart technology to determine your location.

Track your trips privately, share them with friends and family at home or inspire the entire community! You control who sees your travel diary / travel blog / travel journal.

Your friends can follow your trip without having an account. Just share your secret trip link with them and they can check out your adventures through the Polarsteps website.

Check out our Staff Picks or use search to find some of the most inspiring journeys from all around the world!


• "Polarsteps helps you track and share your journeys in an easy and visually appealing way." - The Next Web
• "Polarsteps' resulting travel log is impressive, and is the source of a severe case of itchy feet in your correspondent." - TechCrunch
• "The Polarsteps app replaces your travel journal, making it easier and more beautiful." - National Geographic

We'd love to hear what you think of Polarsteps. Please send your feedback (in English) to or on Facebook at

What’s New

Version 5.0.12

We improved video performance, lowered the number of times we ask for location access, and gave the app some tender lovin’ care. If you notice anything weird, drop us a note at: We’re listening!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Tater101125 ,

My favorite app!

I never write reviews for apps, but I have to for this one! It is by far my favorite app! I have been using it for a little over a year, and it’s been great all along! It’s super easy to navigate and keeps all my little fun tidbits about my travels for me. I also like that it manually tracks my trip. This way, even if I can’t update at that moment, family following me at home can keep up with where I’m at in the world! It also lets you write and submit steps along your journey even if you don’t have internet or phone data. It just posts it when you do connect! So useful when trying to stay on top of updating but missing constant WiFi. Also I love that you can order the books! I have ordered one for my most recent trip and it was so beautifully done and the pictures turned out great. I cannot recommend this app enough to people who like to travel and document it. It keeps people at home updated, and gives me a great record of my trip to look back on! I love it!

Developer Response ,

Hi There,
Thanks for taking the time and making an exception to write your feedback on our app. Great to hear you really enjoy using our app and you've received a beautifully printed Travel Book as well. That's what we do it for.

emandr2 ,

Flaws with adding old trips

I am enjoying using this app to track my travels, but the process of adding in previous trips from before I downloaded the app has several flaws. Most notably, the app is atrocious at guessing where I took various pictures and the "suggested photos from [city]" feature doesn't work well when I'm adding a step. I know that my phone has geotags saved for all of the photos I've taken - I'd love for a way to give the app access to that info to make the process of selecting photos easier. If it were possible, I'd also love to have an option to sync the app with my Google Maps app, which remembers not only when I've arrived and departed from each city but which restaurants, shops, etc. I've spent time in. I'd really love for my previous trips to be as fleshed out as the ones that Polarsteps creates itself are.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,
Thanks for your review and feedback. We're always looking to improve our app and make it as user friendly as possible. I've passed your suggestion onto our product team. Did you know you can also choose from suggested foto's for the location you manually add to your step instead of scrolling through your whole camera roll? If you have any more questions, feel free to send an email to so we can help you out with this. Cheers!

LibraryMan ,

What an Amazing Travel App!

PolarSteps! What an amazing app! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this app for keeping track of where we were on our latest cruise. The only bad news is how much data it takes to actually use this app. It tracks your location for every step you take and it does it in the background. The bad news is that it requires you to activate an international plan if you are traveling outside the U.S. Sometimes, it has difficulty using the tracking part of the operating system in iOS and registers the user as having taken a flight instead of cruising. Then when you get to the online part of the program, there isn't a way to change that portion of the trip. So, there are a few quirks. However, overall, it is a good program.

Developer Response ,

Yehess thanks for your enthusiasm about the app! If you want to delete inaccurate Travel Tracker lines or flight lines, then make sure you check out this article: Also, an international plan is not needed! Because if you don’t have it the app will sync your data whenever you connect to WiFi again. Cheers!


Polarsteps B.V.
309.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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