Question for the Future.... GPS in Scandanavia

 

Just came back from a trip in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland... Via a tour group... Liked the Fjord areas of Norway the best.

I was wondering:

If we decide to do this again in the future, I think I'd rather want to drive around there, staying at local hotels... instead of going with a tour group...

But if any place needs a GPS.... That area would... I've never seen so many Tunnels!

Is it still possible to purchase Garmin Maps on SD Card for use in an American purchased 2689LMT? Am I correct that traffic would not work... Due to different FM Frequencies there.

Brings up another question.... In an area such as Norway where, if there's a mountain, there's a tunnel or two going trough it... With all the lack of satellite access, how doe GPS there Keep up? We were in one tunnel about 25K long!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Tunnels

Here's a thread with TMI about GPS and tunnels:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/48315

Would be interesting to see

Would be interesting to see it try and adapt to a 25K tunnel!

That thread seems to have many posts from people that didn’t have long tunnels.
Closest long one here is on I40, and it’s only about 1/4 mile long. Not sure it it’s long enough to see it do the mode.

In any event, can you get maps for 2689LMT
For that area?

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Just curious

Why would you even need a GPS for a 25km tunnel? You cannot go wrong there?

It's not like in Guanajuato, Mexico which has a tunnel system which includes intersections where a GPS might be helpful.

https://www.slice.ca/travel/photos/the-extraordinary-buried-streets-of-guanajuato-mexico/#!8710d698143e81293d180911fdb9951a

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Tunnels are secondary....

Tunnels are secondary.... There sure were a lot of them in Norway..... I was wondering on such a long tunnel what the GPS would do..... as the longest one near us here isn't long enough for me to determine what tunnel mode does... And I do believe that was the jist of the other thread, also.......

But My main question is: can I get Maps for my USA 2689LMT for those areas?

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

see Garmin site for map availability

JanJ wrote:

Tunnels are secondary.... There sure were a lot of them in Norway..... I was wondering on such a long tunnel what the GPS would do..... as the longest one near us here isn't long enough for me to determine what tunnel mode does... And I do believe that was the jist of the other thread, also.......

But My main question is: can I get Maps for my USA 2689LMT for those areas?

See https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/8427/pn/010-D0039-00 for the Nordic City Maps.

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John from PA

Thanks.

Thanks.

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!