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Norway : Møre og Romsdal

14.0 km (8.7 miles) SE of Synnylven, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Approx. altitude: 825 m (2706 ft)
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Antipode: 62°S 173°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: Good reception and lots of zeroes. What more to wish for. #3: The abandoned place Fedalsetra, and the reward for finding the confluence, a beautiful rainbow. #4: Hein at the confluence. View down the valley north. #5: View from the north end of the valley of the confluence, down to the valley below, the farm Vollset, the start of Flovegen over to Strynevannet #6: Gjertrud vading the small river in the valley of the confluence. Cold.

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  62°N 7°E  

#1: View south to the confluence. The confluence is on the slope in the left of the picture, about where the strip of sun is.

(visited by Henrik Bøhle, Gjertrud Fallet and Hein Bodahl)

20-Jun-2003 -- Drove from Oslo(60N 10.4E) the night before and camped close to 62N 8E (secondary). Had intended to make a try on that one, but we decided it still was too much snow in the mountains (the confluence is at 1350 meters).

So after a nice visit to Dalsnibba overlooking Geiranger some 1500 meters below and a visit to the Geocache there we headed for 62N 7E. Passed dramatic and beautiful scenery through Strynefjell, along Strynevannet and Hornindal, with the deepest lake of Europa, Hornindalsvatnet 514 m. deep. When passing Strynevatnet the GPSr said we where only 6 km. from the confluence, but it was on the other side of the lake and a lot of tall mountains. Though, from the place we parked our car there is a track back to Strynevatnet, 'Flovegen', so it is possible to approach from that side as well, but it will add 6-7 km. to the walking distance.

Anyway, we parked close to the farm Vollset at 350 meters, between the mountains Middagsnibba (1531) and Storhammaren (1585). The GPSr said 2.5 km. but it was impossible to follow a straight course. We started out at ca. 14:00, followed a singletrack from the valley to a point close to Fedalssætra, climbing 350 metres in less than 2 km. From there we scrambled through boulder areas, vaded a small (cold) river and passed several snow-covered areas.

The confluence itself is situated on the eastern side of the valley Fedalen, a small closed valley, with some small waterfalls coming down from the mountains around, view to a small glacier to the SW, and a small lake called Storvatnet (ironically translates to Large Lake). In the middle of a boulder field we found the point, and the strenous climb were forgotten when we got all zeroes on the GPSr.

Made a small cairn on the spot, and put in a small box with the URL and our names. The round trip totaled up to 9 km. and moving time of about 5 hours. On the return trip a nice rainbow appeared on the other side of the walley below.

In the area surrounding the confluence there is a lot of fantastic sites and sights. Already mentioned Dalsnibba overlooking Geiranger, The famous Geirangerfjorden itself, Strynevatnet, Strynefjellsvegen etc...

We returned to the main roads of 'Sogn og Fjordane' county, passing Hornindalsvatnet again and taking the main route towards Volda, but stopping in Bjørkedalen for the night before attacking the next confluence(62N 6E), not far from Laurdalssætra.


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#1: View south to the confluence. The confluence is on the slope in the left of the picture, about where the strip of sun is.
#2: Good reception and lots of zeroes. What more to wish for.
#3: The abandoned place Fedalsetra, and the reward for finding the confluence, a beautiful rainbow.
#4: Hein at the confluence. View down the valley north.
#5: View from the north end of the valley of the confluence, down to the valley below, the farm Vollset, the start of Flovegen over to Strynevannet
#6: Gjertrud vading the small river in the valley of the confluence. Cold.
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