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6.0 km (3.7 miles) SE of Eriksberg, Västerbotten, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 424 m (1391 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 65°S 164°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the east #3: View to the south #4: The "path" to the confluence #5: Fatsjön and Marsån. The confluence is somewhere on the far shore to the left #6: GPS-reading

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  65°N 16°E  

#1: The confluence with a view to the north

(visited by Peter Nilsson and Bertil Strömberg)

16-Sep-2001 -- Saturday, september 15, 2001, we spent visiting 65N 18E and 65N 17E. Sunday, September 16 was devoted to 65N 16E and 64N 18E.

65N 16E was approached from the north from the town Dikanäs. We spent the night in the caravan in a beautifully autumn colored bog landscape somewhere between Dikanäs and the village Stalon. When we woke up in the morning we were somewhat surprised to hear the courting calls of some blackcocks (Tetrao tetrix) sounding through the fog. (The courting calls are naturally associated with spring, but apparently some cocks can become excited enough to call even during autumn.)

From our camping site we drove south towards Stalon. There we parked the caravan and headed east towards the confluence. When crossing the river Marsån at the south tip of Fatsjön (”The Plate Lake”) we got our first glimpse of the area where the confluence is located.

Our first plan was to park the car at Marsån and hike up along the east shore of Fatsjön. According to our map there were no roads leading up to the confluence. However, when we crossed Marsån we immediately found a road leading north towards the confluence. We took the road and eventually managed to find other timber truck roads leading us within a kilometre from the point.

We left the car and started our walk down towards the lake and the confluence. At first we managed to follow a strip of newly cut trees, but soon we where out in the woods. Not too worried that the confluence would be located out in the lake, as our map indicated, we were nevertheless quite happy to to reach it long before the lake.


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#1: The confluence with a view to the north
#2: View to the east
#3: View to the south
#4: The "path" to the confluence
#5: Fatsjön and Marsån. The confluence is somewhere on the far shore to the left
#6: GPS-reading
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