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Norway : Nordland

10.0 km (6.2 miles) NNE of Tømmerneset, Nordland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 51 m (167 ft)
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Antipode: 68°S 164°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: A better view of the pretty lake just South of the confluence point #8: A large mushroom seen en route to the confluence point

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  68°N 16°E (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point lies on a moss-covered rock

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

20-Jul-2009 -- This is a pretty confluence point - and quite easy to reach, as it's just 800m from the E6 highway.

From Narvik, I drove South on E6, took the ferry crossing from Skarbegnet to Bognes, then continued South towards the confluence point. I couldn't take the lakeside path used by previous visitors (a gate with a "Privat" sign blocked the way), so instead I parked beside E6 and hiked directly to the point. I ended up making the same mistake as John Dag Hutchison: A 'direct bearing' took me up a slight slope, then down a very steep slope, then up another slope. Instead, it would have been better to stay high on the ridgetop (veering North from the confluence point) as long as possible, before dropping down. But the direct route took me through a beautiful section of mossy forest (where I saw a large mushroom). The confluence point itself lies on a moss-covered rock, on a South-facing slope.

Afterwards, I returned to Bognes, then took another ferry to Lødingen, in the Lofoten Islands - for an attempt at [68,13].


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#1: The confluence point lies on a moss-covered rock
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: A better view of the pretty lake just South of the confluence point
#8: A large mushroom seen en route to the confluence point
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