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Norway : Troms

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Store Taskeby, Kågen (Island), Troms, Norway
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 70°S 159°W

Accuracy: 200 m (656 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view south #3: view east #4: view west #5: GPS (a), (b), and (c) showing our trace in 500 m resolution #6: coast line [GPS (b)], view east

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  70°N 21°E (visit #2) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: general view and view north (CP 250 m north)

(visited by Peter Scharfenberg)

15-Jul-2005 -- Although we knew definitely that this confluence point (CP) is on sea (cf. the 1:50000 map 1634/I “Rotsundet”), more precisely in the Enes-sund 4km south of Skjervøy but only 200 m off the shore, it was of interest to visit the area on land and to investigate the conditions of a canoe project. Moreover, even an uncomplete visit may contribute valuable information about this yet not visited CP.

The road no. 869 ends in Skjervøy. 10 km before this town is reached we followed a track to Simavåg and Sandvåg. From the north-east end of the lake Storvatnet, touched by the track, it is just 600 m to hike to the sea. We arrived at the GPS-position (a) and made the photos 1-4. [Photo 3 (view east): notice the first mountain jag, the rest still in clouds. It gives an idea of the spectacular ridge of the Kvænangstindan, also observable from Skjervøy.]

Now we moved a little bit to the west and found ourself somewhat more far from the CP [cf. GPS (b) in picture 5], but in a good position for making photo 6 of the coastline (view east). GPS (c) in picture 5 shows our trace around the CP (here CP15 on the screen) in a 500 m resolution.

The shore at the tip of the peninsula north westerly (picture 4) of our position (a) turned out to be flat and here would be the other point on land closest (200 m range) to the CP. A trip to this place should start in Simavåg, follow the shore and after passing Skjerneset one would have to turn to north east. (2-3 km, over all)


 All pictures
#1: general view and view north (CP 250 m north)
#2: view south
#3: view east
#4: view west
#5: GPS (a), (b), and (c) showing our trace in 500 m resolution
#6: coast line [GPS (b)], view east
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Kvænangen fjord, only about 250 from land.