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1.6 km (1.0 miles) NE of Orrmor, Stockholm, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 34 m (111 ft)
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Antipode: 59°S 162°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Hammersta Naturreservat #10: Lichen ground cover near the Confluence Point

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  59°N 18°E (visit #6)  

#1: The Confluence from 40 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

12-May-2018 -- This is the last out of six reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip through Sweden (from Stockholm to Stockholm). The story starts at 60°N 18°E and continues from 59°N 17°E.

Coming from 59°N 17°E, it took me another 9 hours of cycling to reach this third confluence point on one day. I cycled the longer way around the inlet Himmerfjärden via Aspa, Gnesta, and Södertälje. Alternatively, I could have taken a ferry, but since its schedule remained unclear I opted for the more solid route.

Although situated just 40 km south of Stockholm, this confluence point is located remotely on a peninsula in the nature preserve Hammersta Naturreservat. It is 105 m distance from a fjord of the North Sea on a steep hill 40 m above the sea level.

Access is best from the north-east: 1570 m north of the confluence, you leave the road, park your car and walk on a gravel track up to a distance of 100 m. At 105 m distance I parked my bicycle and climbed the hill coming from the east. The confluence is almost on the top of the hill, just a little bit down on the western flank with view into the bay. It’s a beautiful spot in the pine forest with rocky ground and a thick layer of lichen, which is clearly a sign of unspoiled air.

After the visit I headed northwards in direction Stockholm where I had my flight back home the next day. I spent the night in Handen where I enjoyed my first night in a bed after 3 nights of wild camping. The next day I cycled to Stockholm to do at least a little bit of the normal touristic sightseeing and in the afternoon I cycled to the airport.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance from a road: 1570 m
  • Distance from a track: 105 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 105 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 5 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 8:25 PM
  • Measured height: 39 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: mountainous, on top of a hill
  • Vegetation: mostly pine forest. Moss & lichen ground cover
  • Weather: sunny, 15° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Peninsula Reserve Confluence

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 40 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Hammersta Naturreservat
#10: Lichen ground cover near the Confluence Point
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