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Norway : Finnmark

4.8 km (3.0 miles) WSW of Gandvika, Finnmark, Norway
Approx. altitude: 210 m (688 ft)
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Antipode: 70°S 151°W

Accuracy: 110 m (360 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view north #3: view south #4: view west #5: view east #6: GPS (a) near tip of the peninsula, (b) photos No.1, 7 #7: view south from position (b) #8: Fuglvatnet #9: lake 210m, Lattajavri and CP-lake #10: Stuorra Lattajavri

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  70°N 29°E (visit #2) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: the CP area, view west, CP half the way to the peninsula

(visited by Peter Scharfenberg)

09-Jul-2005 -- Acoording to the 1:50000 map, part 2335/II „Nesseby“, the confluence point (CP) was located in the mountains enclosing the south of the Varanger fjord, however not on solid ground during summer time, but in a lake 213 m above sea level and ca. 100 m from the shore.

Coming from the Tana bridge along the E6 highway, half the way to Kirkenes, we stopped at the electric power station near the village Gandvik. At 4.00 pm. we started ascending the track from the station (sea level) to the lake Fuglvatnet (188 m). After a few hundred meters along the shore (photo 8) we moved 1 km into the valley (up to 340 m) north-westerly of where the track ended. After a 90 deg. turn it was 1-2 km to a 210 m-lake. Photo 9 was made before our descent to this lake on its west side. Here the next lake to be passed, Stuorra Lattajavri (199 m), as well as a small part of the desired CP-lake can also be seen. Alternatively, direct descent to the boot-like Stuorra Lattajavri is convenient. Then along the “boot” (Photo 10) to its tip, a boat on the opposite side (unfortunately not the CP-lake) can be seen. Now it is ca. 500 m to the west until the CP-lake is eventually reached (Photo 1).

In the west, a peninsula can be seen, ca. 300 m away from the photographic position. 50 m before the tip one comes closest (100 m) to the CP, but then the photo to the west (No. 5) shows only the stones of the east face.

The lake was too deep to approach the CP better than within a 100 m range with photo equipment and GPS instrument under dry conditions. On our way back to the fjord a turn to the south was made and a boat discovered. However, bad weather, immediately setting in from the Barents Sea, prevented further inspections.

The trip ended after 6 hours in rain, leaving the great landscape around the CP in fog and clouds.


 All pictures
#1: the CP area, view west, CP half the way to the peninsula
#2: view north
#3: view south
#4: view west
#5: view east
#6: GPS (a) near tip of the peninsula, (b) photos No.1, 7
#7: view south from position (b)
#8: Fuglvatnet
#9: lake 210m, Lattajavri and CP-lake
#10: Stuorra Lattajavri
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In a lake, about 80 m from land.