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Finland : Lapin lääni

75.2 km (46.7 miles) NW of Vikkuri, Lapin lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 859 m (2818 ft)
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Antipode: 69°S 159°W

Accuracy: 2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View south #3: Part of the hunting party #4: GPS at the closest point

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  69°N 21°E (visit #2) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: View east - towards the confluence

(visited by Tsvi Kuflik, Orit Kuflik, Paz Kuflik, Asaf Kuflik and Tal Kuflik)

10-Aug-2002 -- This was our 6th day in our Lappland/Finnmark trip. We started at about 09:00 at Tromsø and drove along E8 along the fjord and up and down the mountains. Crossed the border between Norway and Finland (actually missed it, it is hard to even notice it...) and stopped a little at Kilpisjarvi.

Looking at the map (1/1,500,000 Michelin map), the confluence seemed about 3 km from the road. From past experience (several attemps during the last week) we knew that given the nature of the area there is not much chance that we will be able to get there, as we travelled as a family with small kid and we were not prepared for long hikes). We decided to give it a try. We found a small parking lot, before a small bridge next to the lake, rested a little and headed east through the forest toward the confluence.

It was a hot day and we started to climb up a hill, after about 20 minutes or so we advanced about 500 meters and got to ~2500 meters from the confluence. We decided that even though it looks like we will be able to get there, it will take us too long.

We took a picture of the GPS and the area and headed back. Unfortunately, currently I only have the GPS picture, as the other pictures are not developed yet and will be added in a few days.


 All pictures
#1: View east - towards the confluence
#2: View south
#3: Part of the hunting party
#4: GPS at the closest point
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