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Norway : Finnmark

5.7 km (3.5 miles) S of Lakselv, Finnmark, Norway
Approx. altitude: 99 m (324 ft)
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Antipode: 70°S 155°W

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

#2: The GPS #3: Oliver inspecting the geocache #4: The youth hostel seen from the hill nearby around midnight #5: Having a little beer party at midnight and midsummer #6: When the wind stopped the gnats came out #7: The views from the hill were spectacular #8: The midnight sun seen from the hill at 23:00 #9: Midnight sun at 24:00 #10: Midnight Sun at 1:00 #11: Midnight Sun at 1:40 #12: Going back to CP at 1:00am looking east #13: Looking south - the sun is in your back! #14: Looking north - the sun is concealed by the hill #15: Looking west

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  70°N 25°E (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: The Spot with the geocache next to the tree

(visited by Christoph Marquardt and Oliver Scheel)

21-Jun-2006 -- My friend Oliver and I were on a round trip in Northern Scandinavia (see also: 69°N 27°E).

On June 21st we arrived in Lakselv which is quite close to 70°N 25°E. There is a wonderful youth hostel just 2 walking minutes away from the CP. We already visited this place in June 2001 and 2003. But we didn't know about the confluence project at that time! (By the way: This point is one of the most northerly CPs in Europe. I have also visited 35°N 25°E which is one of the most southerly CPs in Europe!)

When we arrived in the afternoon it was a very dull and rainy day. The chance of seeing the midnight sun was very low and we were quite disappointed.

The first visit of the CP was straight away in the afternoon. The picture of the spot itself and of the GPS was taken then. There is a geocache conceiled exactly on the spot showing that there have been several visits. We went back to the youth hostel to see a movie on our notebook. At 22:15 the sun came out. We stopped our movie and went outsite.

This was midsummer night. The CP itself is nice. But there is a more interesting place on a little hill nearby. We knew that hill from previous visits and as the sun came out we decided to go there.

We caught some spectacular views of the midnight sun and the surrounding areas. It was breathtaking because sun, light, clouds and winds were changing all the time which meant you had a different view every 5 to 10 minutes. Oliver went to bed and I stood on the hill up to 2:45 next morning (june 22nd). When the wind stopped the gnats were coming out and I had to put on a (mosquito) cap combined with a net.

Around 1:00 I went back to the CP to take again photographs in every direction. I think this will be one of the rare visits taking place in the middle of the night! They look more interesting than the photographs I took in the afternoon. So this is the reason why I only post them. When you look at them remember it is 1:00 AM!


 All pictures
#1: The Spot with the geocache next to the tree
#2: The GPS
#3: Oliver inspecting the geocache
#4: The youth hostel seen from the hill nearby around midnight
#5: Having a little beer party at midnight and midsummer
#6: When the wind stopped the gnats came out
#7: The views from the hill were spectacular
#8: The midnight sun seen from the hill at 23:00
#9: Midnight sun at 24:00
#10: Midnight Sun at 1:00
#11: Midnight Sun at 1:40
#12: Going back to CP at 1:00am looking east
#13: Looking south - the sun is in your back!
#14: Looking north - the sun is concealed by the hill
#15: Looking west
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