the Degree Confluence Project

Norway : Buskerud

3.0 km (1.9 miles) N of Vikersund, Buskerud, Norway
Approx. altitude: 148 m (485 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 60°S 170°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: GPS #3: Viking burial site?

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#1: View to the north from the confluence point

(visited by Terje Mathisen)

28-Nov-2000 -- This is the confluence that I had planned to visit first, a short time after I first heard about the Confluence Project, but during three different trips nearby the site, I never had time to actually get there.

In the meantime another group of people from Oslo made the first visit.

Today, 28 Nov 2000, I had to make a business trip to the area, and decided to make a quick detour.

I drove about 20 minutes south from Hønefoss, and stopped by a bus stop about 250-300m from the confluence, grabbed the GPS and camera and ran through the forest. After a couple of minutes the GPS told me I was very close, and I suddenly recognized the area from the photos posted by the first visitors!

A few quick photos, including the obligatory gps shot, and another one was in the bag.

On the way back to the car, I stumbled across a pile of rocks. Rockheaps like this are very often the remains of old burial sites.

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#1: View to the north from the confluence point
#2: GPS
#3: Viking burial site?
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