the Degree Confluence Project


2.4 km (1.5 miles) SW of Havsträsk, Norrbotten, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 254 m (833 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 66°S 159°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View east #3: View south #4: View west #5: Overview from 50 m west of confluence #6: GPS

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  66°N 21°E (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: View north

(visited by Henrik Sunden)

22-Aug-2004 -- Starting from Svartlå at 7.30 p.m., it would be a problem get to 66Nx21E and back to the car before dark. I drove northwest to Harads, crossed Lule Älv river on the large bridge there and turned southeast, passed Södra Harads, nine Canada geese, and Åminne. Just afterwards, about 3 km from the confluence, there was a logging road south. A wrecked car was parked where the road started. I drove uphill until I was 1.75 km from the confluence and started walking at about 8.05 p.m. It was rather steep uphill and soon the terrain became very rocky with large barren and steep rocks. Elevation increased from about 110 m to 215 m. I passed a swamp and then found the confluence at 8.55 p.m. on a large clear-felled area. A communication mast could be seen on a hilltop about 250 m to the southwest, so I suspect a good road ends there. I took the pictures in a hurry in the increasing darkness. Elevation was about 236 m.

I walked downhill further east to avoid the rocky mountain, and at lower elevation I turned west. The darkness came and I had to walk slower and slower. Suddenly I arrived on a road similar to the one I had come on, but the back-track trace on the GPS showed it was about 1 km left to the car. I was now 1.09 km from the confluence. I decided to minimize the risks and walked on the roads (5 km) back to the car and was there at 10.35 p.m. I could see the car from 40 m distance, but no earlier, because of the darkness. I drove back along the logging road to the wrecked car and turned right. I had walked here half an hour earlier, but when I came to the intersection a little more than 1 km after the wreck-intersection, I saw that the road south I had come downhill was not allowed for traffic. I had not noticed (the back side of) the sign when I passed it in the dark.

It rained almost all the way to Boliden, where I arrived on Monday morning at 2 a.m.

Now I have visited all 66 degrees N confluences on or near land in Norway and Sweden, 4 more in Iceland, and one in Finland.

 All pictures
#1: View north
#2: View east
#3: View south
#4: View west
#5: Overview from 50 m west of confluence
#6: GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page