On this page of the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt guide, we have included one of the world maps. It shows Velen and Novigrad. We have divided the map into several sectors and this is information about the numbering of the maps on the following pages of our world atlas.
Velen and Novigrad - world map
Above, you can find a map of the Northern Kingdoms, which is a part of the game world that you visit right after leaving the Royal Palace in Vizima. The map consists of different areas of Velen. Our map has been divided into several smaller ones (M2 to M12) and you can find their more detailed descriptions (quests and world atlas) in the following chapters.
A map of Novigrad, Oxenfurt and the surroundings can be found in the next section of this guide. These are parts of the main location - Velen, which we have described separately.
Important - Under the name of each location on our world map you will find a hint about the suggested experience level you should have while exploring the territory. Of course, you shouldn't depend completely on those suggestions. Geralt can at the same time easily complete all quests related to the main storyline in a place and find some very strong monsters who can be defeated only after gaining many more levels.
Information about various areas of the world:
M2 - Inn by the Crossroads - The first location you can visit after leaving the castle in Vizima. The inn itself is most important, you will visit it during the main storyline. There are many optional locations here as well. You can explore them, gain precious experience and better equipment (watch out for stronger opponents at the swamps!). At the main passages to east (M8 map) and north (M5 map) you can find some border outposts. Geralt must have a special pass to get through but luckily it is easy to bypass those outposts.
M3 - Crow's Perch - The central point of this part of the game world is the castle in which the local baron lives. Geralt must meet with him during one of the main quests. There are many interactive characters in the perch (including a blacksmith, merchants, card players) and you can unlock many side quests here. In addition to the perch you should visit nearby village and trade or craft there. Northern part of this territory is guarded by strong monsters (wyvern, harpies, basilisk) so don't go there early in the game.
M4 - Midcopse - Suprisingly, the Midcopse isn't the most important location on this map. You visit this place mostly in order to find nearby witch's hut. The hut is linked to the main quest. In addition to Midcopse you can visit another village here as well - in both of them you will find merchants and craftsmen. Western part of the map offers many additional places, including bandit camps. You should explore those territories after you gain some levels.
M9 - Crookback Mog - It's a large location in which you most of all complete one of the main quests. You can visit this place early in the game, mostly in order to complete some quests. While you're on the swamps, you should visit the nearby villages as you should find at least one friendly NPC in each of them. It's different with the treasures, the most valuable items are protected by very strong monsters. You won't have a chance with them at the beginning, so you should postpone obtaining these treasures for later.
M10 - Fyke Isle - the title island is the main attraction of this location, South of Velen. Here Geralt can complete side quests related to Keira Metz and the wizard. There are many strong monsters there that can easily kill a weak character. Sadly, there are not too many locations occupied by civilians here. However, you can find some bandit camps, Places of Power or hideouts in which valuable treasures can be looted.
M11 - Bald Mountain - It's one of the smallest locations explored in Velen. Here you won't find any characters or notice boards that will add new quests to your journal. You will only finish here some quests started in neighboring regions. As on Fyke Isle, you must remember that many of the monsters and living enemies here are on a rather high experience level. You should be careful and visit this location later in the game.
M12 - Military Camp - The camp is located on the south-eastern part of Velen. The camp itself is occupying most of the map and sadly Geralt is not allowed inside. It means that thorough exploration of the map shouldn't take you a lot of time. There aren't many interesting places here. Similarly to other nearby territories, you must watch out because you can be attacked by strong enemies here.