Geocaching: What is geocaching? And how do you get started?

Treasure hunting with GPS or smartphone - geocaching - is a game for the whole family and a great way to experience and learn about Randers and the surrounding area's nature, culture, history and geography. 

Geocaching – Treasure hunting for the whole family

The treasures are a plastic box that contains about the place, small things and a logbook that you can write a small greeting in. To delight others who find the treasure, you can take one of the little things and put a new one in the bow. For example, you can sign up as a user at and get an overview of which caches exist near you. It's completely free!

Here's how you do it

You can use your smartphone for geocaching. It just requires an app that can be used for geocaching. Remember: GPS/location service must be enabled otherwise you will not see the different caches and remember that you are using data when geocaching. 

You can easily use the official app from or log in via Facebook. Through the app you can see the geocaches closest to you. 


Dress and behavior in nature

Before you go on a treasure hunt, it's important that you think about the attire. The treasures are laid out in the forest, scrub, land, town and are not located right next to a path. Therefore, it is a good idea to put on a pair of comfortable shoes/boots and appropriate clothing. The treasures have both light and medium severity.

The treasures are in beautiful and conservation-worthy nature. Therefore, it is important that you leave nature in at least as good a condition as it did when you arrived. Do not break branches, do not destroy slopes, do not throw waste and do not light bonfires. In addition, keep in mind that taxes are posted in places that may be privately owned.