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Norway : Nordland

0.7 km (0.4 miles) W of Kjerkefjord, Moskenesøya (Island), Lofoten, Nordland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 199 m (652 ft)
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Antipode: 68°S 167°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: view north #3: view east #4: view south #5: view west #6: gps at 68°N 13°E #7: Viola at confluence 68°N 13°E #8: Daniel at confluence 68°N 13°E #9: midnightsun, seen between 06:00pm and 01:00am from Bunesvika, 3km south-west of the confluence #10: on the way into Kjerkfjorden #11: 'Fjordskyss', the fjordboat on Reinefjorden

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  68°N 13°E (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: confluence 68°N 13°E

(visited by Daniel Zwick and Viola Storch)

01-Jul-2005 -- Almost two years after my first visit to this nice confluence in the northern part of Norway, I came back to Lofoten on a hiking trip with my girlfriend, this time better equipped with a GPS-receiver.

One day, we took the fjordboat from Reine, which is the easiest way to reach 68°N 13°E. You have to leave the boat in Kjerkfjorden, 1.1km away from the confluence. Just follow a small trail uphill to the saddle, direction Horseidvika, which is a really nice path along a small river over stones and in a beautiful landscape. The saddle is about 200m over sealevel, 150m distance away from the point.

68°N 13°E is perfectly located on one side of the saddle, a fantastic view out to the ocean over Horseidvika, the huge sandbeach I described two years ago. The confluence is very easy to reach, the steep mountainwalls are luckily a few meters away... - You will find two trails in the confluence-area over the saddle, one passes the point with a distance of just 47m!

We took a lunch-break in the confluence-area after I took several pictures for the site. Since the weather was incredible sunny during our trip, we enjoyed the point in best summerweather and saw the fantastic midnightsun from our tent in Horseidvika, just beside the huge sandbeach. Two days later, we slept at another beach in the area, Bunesvika, where I took the pictures from the 'sunset', which never comes to an end during the midnightsun-period!


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#1: confluence 68°N 13°E
#2: view north
#3: view east
#4: view south
#5: view west
#6: gps at 68°N 13°E
#7: Viola at confluence 68°N 13°E
#8: Daniel at confluence 68°N 13°E
#9: midnightsun, seen between 06:00pm and 01:00am from Bunesvika, 3km south-west of the confluence
#10: on the way into Kjerkfjorden
#11: 'Fjordskyss', the fjordboat on Reinefjorden
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