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Norway : Nordland

0.7 km (0.4 miles) W of Nyksund, Langøya (Island), Vesterålen, Nordland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 69°S 165°W

Accuracy: 400 m (437 yd)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The author, Kristian, and Leif. Its cold! #3: Nyksund 'main street' #4: Nyksund, abandoned fish processing plant #5: GPS readout, as close as we could get

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  69°N 15°E (visit #1) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: Panorama with approximate confluence point, Nyksund to the left

(visited by Kristian Bognaes and Leif Toresen)

30-Dec-2002 -- We visited with family up north in Norway over New Year's, and came within driving range of the confluence point. Checking out some (obviously bad) maps, it looked like the point would be located just on the edge of dry land. The location 'Nyksund' is an old, abandoned fishing village, and the road there had not been cleared of snow after a quite heavy snowfall.

Nevertheless, we (me, Kristian, and my wife's sister's husband Leif) decided against better judgement to give it a go. There's no sun on 69N this time of year, but we had a 3-hour semi-daylight window that would allow for some pictures. After an exciting drive outside of cellphone range + climbing some slippery cliffs, we got as close as we could.

The point is in the ocean, close to a small rock/island which explains why it looked like the point could have been on dry land. Anyway, Nyksund is a great place for tourists in the summer. In the winter, however, bring a shovel, lots of warm clothes, and a 4-by-4 if you are not using skis.

On the way home we picked up some fresh fish from a local boat and made some delicious 'Mølje' (Cod, liver and caviar). The fish made it all worth-while!


 All pictures
#1: Panorama with approximate confluence point, Nyksund to the left
#2: The author, Kristian, and Leif. Its cold!
#3: Nyksund 'main street'
#4: Nyksund, abandoned fish processing plant
#5: GPS readout, as close as we could get
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Norwegian Sea, about 150 m from the nearest land.