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Norway : Oppland

19.0 km (11.8 miles) N of Dokka, Oppland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 419 m (1374 ft)
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Antipode: 61°S 170°W

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

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The 3 Cabins #10: My Camp at 1000 m Elevation in 10 km Distance

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  61°N 10°E (visit #7)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

03-Aug-2014 -- This is the last out of five reports reaching confluence points in Southern Norway.

The story starts from 60°N 11°E. The previous visit was 61°N 9°E.

After a camp night at 1000 m elevation, I had to simply coast down to the confluence point, which is 20 m from the road. It was just 6:30 AM when I reached the confluence point.

The confluence is located on a mowed lawn on a plot with three little cabins on it. Probably these cabins are only used as a weekend-retreat. There is a row of birch and spruce trees aligned at the borders of the plot.

After my visit I had to make my way to Oslo Airport to catch my evening flight back to Zurich. A tiny little bit of time was missing to reach the airport by bicycle. I hurried down to Dokka and then cycled along the shores of the long lake Randsfjorden. At some point I had to catch a bus. At one bus stop I found Norwegian people waiting for the bus (which runs on Sunday only 3 times a day). But the result of half an hour waiting was just 30 minutes less time to catch my flight, but no bus as scheduled.

My last option was hitch-hiking. I was lucky: a German couple with a camper-van took me 40 km further to my goal. But the adventure wasn’t over: I had to ride through the 3.8 km long Lunner tunnel (not suitable for cycles). When I finally came out of the tunnel, a thunderstorm had come up and I had to ride the last 30 km in heavy rain on a road that was probably illegal for cyclists. At least I caught my flight just in time and was home in Zurich at 22 PM.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 20 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 20 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 20 seconds
  • Time at the CP: 6:30 AM
  • Measured height: 419 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat, but mountainous in the distance
  • Vegetation: grass, nearby spruce and birch trees.
  • Weather: cloudy, 14° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Airport Hectic Confluence

The story finishes here.

Coordinator's Note: Riding a bike on the motorway is of course illegal, and taking a motorway tunnel is extremely dangerous as well. Please avoid this on any confluence visits in Norway!


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The 3 Cabins
#10: My Camp at 1000 m Elevation in 10 km Distance
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