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Finland : Lapin lääni

12.4 km (7.7 miles) SSW of Vuotso, Lapin lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 304 m (997 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 68°S 153°W

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#2: At confluence, view to West. #3: At confluence, view to South. #4: At confluence, view to East. #5: My GPS receiver at the confluence.

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  68°N 27°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: At confluence, view to North.  The forest looks the same all around, every direction resembles the general overview.

(visited by Thomas Ulich)

18-Sep-2001 -- In Finnish Lapland the autumn was at its peak: beautiful colours all around. The day was warm, blue skies, sunny, the perfect time for hunting confluences.

The present confluence is situated about 70 km north of my office in Sodankyla, central Lapland. Most of the approach can be done on Finnish state highway number 4, which passes the confluence at a distance of about 3 km. Some very bad path leads closer to the confluence, but it is not recommend to use it by motorised vihicle.

In the area there are fields of cut trees, either cut completely (clear-cut) or cut by more modern methods leaving seed trees behind. The confluence lies in a forest which either was cut very long time ago or which was maybe subject to forest fire. It is a nice and rather natural looking forest.

Unfortunately it became a bit dark, because the driving back from the confluence visited before (68N26E) took longer than expected and the approach to the present confluence was tricky.

Anyway, the pictures show the views to the North, West, South, and East, plus a picture of the GPS. A general overview is missing, but it would not show anything different than the pictures taken looking in the four directions. The forest is rather uniform all around.

At some place near the confluence a heavy machine must have moved without cutting anything; there were some deep tracks rather far apart from one another. They were covered by the little vegetation there is at these places, so the machine must have been there years back.


 All pictures
#1: At confluence, view to North. The forest looks the same all around, every direction resembles the general overview.
#2: At confluence, view to West.
#3: At confluence, view to South.
#4: At confluence, view to East.
#5: My GPS receiver at the confluence.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)