An error in Google Maps causes hundreds of tourists to be lost


Visitors who wanted to visit the Preikestolen were sent to the village of Foosmork, more than half an hour by car

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The Google Maps application has experienced an error in its routes, sending hundreds of tourists in Norway in the wrong direction.

Visitors who wanted to go to the Preikestolen, a famous rock formation on the southwest coast of the country, were sent to the village of Foosmork. While this is a relatively close distance from the tourist place, it is more than half an hour by car. The reason is that between the village and the Preikestolen interpose an arm of the sea that cannot be crossed.

Many tourists had to settle for observing the rock formation with a pair of binoculars.

A Google spokesman said the company is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and encouraged users to report similar errors.

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