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Norway : Finnmark

2.7 km (1.7 miles) NNE of Honningsvåg, Magerøya (Island), Finnmark, Norway
Approx. altitude: 167 m (547 ft)
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Antipode: 71°S 154°W

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

#2: view to the east from the confluence point #3: view to the south from the confluence point #4: view to the west from the confluence point #5: obligatory GPS phots #6: the view back toward Honningsvåg as we climbed the first hill toward the confluence

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#1: view to the north from the confluence point

(visited by Dave Atkinson, Jeff Deal and Tony Peurrung)

23-Aug-2008 -- On our tour of northern Norway, this confluence was a planned obligatory stop on the way to Nordkapp. We arrived in Honningsvåg in the mid-afternoon, after driving over from a stay over in Hammerfest. The weather was reasonable, with some sun and quite a few clouds, but no rain and a fairly strong breeze. We drove up through the residential sections of Honningsvåg to a point fairly high on the hill above town, and started hiking. Following the GPS readings, we headed toward one of the high points surrounding town. We quickly realized that we could have started farther west and saved the pain of going over a high point, only to lose most of the altitude on the other side, but we were already committed to this line. After descending down the back side and angling to the west, we saw herds of reindeer foraging below us. We made our way down into this grassy valley and started back up the rocky hillside on the other side of the valley. Thankfully, we didn't have to hit the summit of this one, and the confluence point was on the rocky steep hillside.

We returned back to town down a draw near a creek rather than going up and over again. Jeff's knee was bothering him some after all the rocky terrain. However, a successful confluence was attained , the first for Jeff and Tony.


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#1: view to the north from the confluence point
#2: view to the east from the confluence point
#3: view to the south from the confluence point
#4: view to the west from the confluence point
#5: obligatory GPS phots
#6: the view back toward Honningsvåg as we climbed the first hill toward the confluence
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