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Finland : Lapin lääni

1.4 km (0.9 miles) W of Ahvenselkä, Lapin lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 182 m (597 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 67°S 152°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Garmin Log. #3: Very moist swamp #4: Local groung vegetation. #5: 360 deg view during the Midnight Sun on the lappland. #6: Matti exploring safe route. #7: Jyrki's secrets of surviving, Garmin and Gore-Tex Wear

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  67°N 28°E (visit #2)  

#1: North view.

(visited by matti rahkala)

06-Jul-2002 -- The point is located about 115 km from Rovaniemi to north-east-east.

This point was attempted last year by Mr and Ms Leissmann. We were more successful, thanks for good maps. We noticed a small road on the north side the point. It runs to 350 meter from the target point. The hiking path was quite easy first. We only had to jump over a few ditches on the way.

The last 50 meters was more demanding. The point was in the middle of very moist swamp. It was open area without any trees. It has probably been a lake that had become covered with swamp vegetation. Stepping on this kind surface is a risky task because of the surface may break. The steps felt like walking on a floating, elastic platform. We had to try several different directions before success.

Lapland is very sparsely populated area. We saw more animals than people within the last 50 kilometers of the road trip. It was late saturday evening. Maybe every local citicens was drunk (this is Finland, of course).

However on the road there was a police car with single officer. He interrupted our honourable journey and took a doping sample of our driver with his alcometer. We were lucky because of we changed to a more sober driver on duty just before that incident.

Living Nature: There were enough mosquitoes and buffalo gnats for expelling foreigners. Two very good nerved willow grouses hiding to us very close. Probably they nest there. After few minutes we staying at the point and doing our job, they escaped suddenly nearby our feet.


 All pictures
#1: North view.
#2: Garmin Log.
#3: Very moist swamp
#4: Local groung vegetation.
#5: 360 deg view during the Midnight Sun on the lappland.
#6: Matti exploring safe route.
#7: Jyrki's secrets of surviving, Garmin and Gore-Tex Wear
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)