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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)
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Antipode: 69°S 165°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
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#2: from 69/15 westward #3: from 69/15 NNW ward #4: from 69/15 eastward #5: southward #6: GPS #7: Nyksund at midnight

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  69°N 15°E (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: Confluence to the east

(visited by Markus Rumpsfeld and Assami Rösner)

16-Jun-2005 -- We were on a holiday trip with our boat along the coastline of Northern Norway. The weather was bright with calm winds. Five days later in the year the two month period of midnight sun starts. At the end of a long day, where we crossed the confluence 69/17 early in the morning and a walk in the mountainside of Stø, we started with the boat from Stø to Nyksund. The confluence 69/15 was on our way, very close to the old fisher-village Nyksund.

This confluence point was difficult to reach being close located to an area of shallows and rocks peaking out of the water. It was just possible to get there safely in calm weather conditions. So we were lucky that day. On one of the photos you see the sun still high above at the horizon in north-west direction just before 11 p.m. Very close by, there is a bird-nesting island with thousands of Atlantic puffins.

Nyksund was a very special place, at that time in the evening it resembled a ghost town with old decayed houses around a dock. Even though it was bright behind the pier, the village was lying in the shade looking very spooky. Not a single light was lit. We really thought that noone was living there and were surprised on a day-time visit the next day, when we experienced a “touristy” place with restaurants and hotels and a shop. There is an excellent restaurant with a German chef serving tasty fish soups named “Ekspedisjonen”.

Checking the confluence site now one year later we noticed that 69/15 has not been visited by others yet. Can you recognize the same place from the “incomplete” winter report?


 All pictures
#1: Confluence to the east
#2: from 69/15 westward
#3: from 69/15 NNW ward
#4: from 69/15 eastward
#5: southward
#6: GPS
#7: Nyksund at midnight
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  Notes
In the Norwegian Sea, about 150 m from the nearest land.