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The best Skyrim maps

The Skyrim map is still massive even by today's standard, so an interactive map can be vital to helping you navigate Bethesda's much-loved open-world RPG.

Art for Skyrim maps showing a soldier going up against a large, fantastical beast in a snowy setting. The soldier wields a sword and shield in a horned helmet and studded armour, while the beast is like a werewolf with more of an ogre's head.

You can use Skyrim maps to help you gather your bearings and work out exactly where you are in this one small corner of Tamriel. Despite being relatively old, Bethesda’s Skyrim still has a pretty gigantic map, and so using an interactive version is a great way to see where your are with a wider eye in case you’ve lost your way to a certain quest marker.

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Here are our top three picks for the best Skyrim map online. They all offer something a little different, so pick the one that best suits your needs.

A Skyrim map, completely chock-full littered with icons.

Map Genie Skyrim map

My personal pick is the Map Genie Skyrim map. I’ve used it for years, thanks to its ability to remove found items, set custom locations, and just a general usability that outstrips most others. You can’t exactly get down into the weeds with nitty gritty systems like other maps, but this is clean and simple – the iPhone of Skyrim maps. You’re not going to emulate a 3DS on it, but you are gonna make a phone call pretty quickly… if you know what I mean.

A Skyrim map, completely chock-full littered with icons.

Game Banshee Skyrim map

Game Banshee’s Skryim map is beautifully simple. One massive high-resolution image covers the whole area. You can’t interact with it, but with its simple clarity and immediate readability, it becomes a wonderful example of what the in-game Skyrim map could have been. Imagine if heading to the map while playing the actual game led to this much immediate knowledge of wherever the heck you are. If you want more detailed annotations, head to the Elder Scrolls wiki to get links to the different locations dotting the map.

A Skyrim map, completely chock-full littered with icons.

IGN Skyrim map

The IGN Skyrim map is kinda full of paraphernalia. Stuff not for stuff’s sake, but for the sake of someone who wants to be able to do absolutely everything with their interactive map. Click on a location you’re interested in, check it off when completed, or head to one of the related pages to find out more. It’s pretty excellent, even if the icons look like they were designed for 2011’s Tap Pet Shop rather than, y’know, 2011’s Dark Souls, Skyrim, or Dragon’s Dogma.

There we have it. A whole bunch of Skyrim maps that could explode the brains of cartographers from the fifteenth century. For more, check out our brief history of the Skyrim logo and our games like Skyrim guide, plus we have guides on our picks for the best open-world games, and the best ARPGS if you fancy something new.