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Iceland

16.9 km (10.5 miles) S of Staður, Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla, Iceland
Approx. altitude: 290 m (951 ft)
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Antipode: 65°S 159°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: 65Nx21W View east #3: 65Nx21W View south #4: 65Nx21W View west towards Snjófjöll - Tröllakirkja #5: 65Nx21W Overview from 1 km west of CP looking east. CP is on smooth surface 100 m beyond the little triangular hill above image center. #6: 65Nx21W GPS #7: View from highway 1 2.9 km from CP, across Holtavörduheidi, Eiríksjökull and Langjökull in the southeast #8: 65Nx21W Confluence inhabitant: Spider

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  65°N 21°W (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: 65Nx21W View north

(visited by Henrik Sunden)

31-May-2012 -- This confluence point is only 2.9 km east of highway 1 over Holtavörduheidi and a good starting point is at the highest point of the road (407 m) near the weather station. From this point Eiríksjökull and Langjökull (glaciers) could be seen 40 - 50 km in the southeast. The terrain is mostly easy, tundra moss and some lichen and grass as well as totally barren patches. However, 350 m west of the confluence there is a 20 - 30 m deep ravine and a river. I found places to cross the river with my 35 cm high rubber boots without getting wet. The weather was extremely good, +12 C weak northerly wind and a blue sky.

Wildlife in the area as observed were a pair of Grey lag geese and a pair of Harlequin ducks in the ravine and a small spider exactly on the CP.

The elevation at the CP was measured to be 259 m on the GPS.


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#1: 65Nx21W View north
#2: 65Nx21W View east
#3: 65Nx21W View south
#4: 65Nx21W View west towards Snjófjöll - Tröllakirkja
#5: 65Nx21W Overview from 1 km west of CP looking east. CP is on smooth surface 100 m beyond the little triangular hill above image center.
#6: 65Nx21W GPS
#7: View from highway 1 2.9 km from CP, across Holtavörduheidi, Eiríksjökull and Langjökull in the southeast
#8: 65Nx21W Confluence inhabitant: Spider
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