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Finland : Oulun lääni

7.3 km (4.5 miles) ENE of Kannas, Oulun lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 219 m (718 ft)
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Antipode: 65°S 151°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS reading and Antti T. #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view (the hand protects the camera from the sun) #6: Cloudberry sprigs (green leaves) grow in this terrain #7: Lake Kianta (Kiantajärvi) 1.5 km east of the point

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  65°N 29°E (secondary) 

#1: North view

(visited by Antti Valmari)

18-Jul-2002 -- Visited by Antti Valmari, Matti T. and Antti T.

This point is about 10 km north of Suomussalmi strait. It is in the heart of Kainuu, a region of Finland famous of its hills, forests, lakes and nature-loving people. While visiting old family friends, I (AV) suddenly realised that 65N29E cannot be far. I told the friends about the confluence project. We looked at a map and found out that 65N29E is in a place they know well. I had a GPS, they had a digital camera --- so off we went!

We drove about 7 km North of Suomussalmi strait, then took a gravel road towards "Lappi". After reaching the right latitude the point is about 1 km to the west. The terrain is swampy forest, not difficult with rubber boots but hopeless for jogging shoes. The point was behind a dry-ish low logged hill. The slope of the hill can be seen in Figure 1 that has been taken to the north.

Since so many pictures of Northern Finland show swamp, we decided to include a photo of lake Kianta to this report. The picture was taken about 1.5 km east of the point.


 All pictures
#1: North view
#2: GPS reading and Antti T.
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view (the hand protects the camera from the sun)
#6: Cloudberry sprigs (green leaves) grow in this terrain
#7: Lake Kianta (Kiantajärvi) 1.5 km east of the point
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