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Norway : Finnmark

2.1 km (1.3 miles) SSW of Kautokeino, Finnmark, Norway
Approx. altitude: 380 m (1246 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 69°S 157°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view to the east from the confluence point #3: view to the south from the confluence point #4: view to the west from the confluence point #5: obligatory GPS picture..fairly blurry as the mosquitoes were trying my patience!

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  69°N 23°E (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: view to the north from the confluence point

(visited by Dave Atkinson, Jeff Deal and Tony Peurrung)

24-Aug-2008 -- On our tour of northern Norway, we were heading south to Kiruna, Sweden after spending the night in Alta, Norway. We noticed on the map that there was another fairly easily obtainable confluence (we visited 71N 26E the previous day). We left the paved road near the town of Kautokeino and began following the GPS reading toward the confluence on dirt roads. The road nearest the confluence ended at a large lodge of sorts. However, we were only 100 or so meters from the confluence at this point, so we turned around and drove back down the road from the lodge building about 100 meters. We stopped and starting hiking north toward the confluence through small trees and lightly bushy undergrowth. We were joined by a large dog that followed our car back from the lodge building. He walked with us toward the confluence....I think he has made this trip before! The mosquitoes were very abundant, and forced us to keep moving. Once we came upon the confluence spot, it was hard to hold still to get the GPS reading to lock in, due to the mosquitoes. Finally, all the digits locked in and pictures were taken. This was a very nondescript place in the middle of an area of small trees, with no visual reference points at all.


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#1: view to the north from the confluence point
#2: view to the east from the confluence point
#3: view to the south from the confluence point
#4: view to the west from the confluence point
#5: obligatory GPS picture..fairly blurry as the mosquitoes were trying my patience!
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